Archive for January, 2008
Rooney and Ronaldo both scored late on to end the Reading game 2-0. Rooney scored on 77 minutes from a Tevez cross and Ronaldo sealed it right before the final whistle.
Man Utd were not at their best and Reading threw everything at them in the first half. However Reading found it hard to keep up the pressure in the 2nd half.
United now head to Saudi Arabia for a five-day training camp.
The goal Wayne Rooney scored at Arsenal earlier in the season has been ruled as a William Gallas own-goal. Rooney’s sliding shot rebounded off Gallas into the Arsenal net.
Is it right to take a goal away from a player so long after the match?
Q. Is it hard to be in the public eye all the time when people are taking photographs of you whenever you go out?
A. It’s not hard, it’s just a hassle to be honest. You’re out with your family or your friends having some food, or you’re going to your friend’s house, and you walk out and there’s a photographer there.
It’s just stupid really but that’s what the press are like in this country, so you’ve got to get used to it.
Q. Do you ever miss the days when you could just go out in the street and have a kickabout with your mates?
A. I used to do it every day and I love doing it. It was a big part of my life when I was growing up. I still do it now and again when I get the chance to go on the streets and have a kickaround.
Obviously I’d like to do it more but it’s a bit difficult! I think it’s brilliant when you’re growing up to do that.
Manchester Utd won 2-0 in the FA cup 3rd round game at Villa Park. The game started end to end, but quickly got messy as both Villa and Utd showed their tiredness from the extensive festive fixture list. Neither team could string more than 2 passes together.
The only chances of the first half were when Anderson got clear through on the left, and his shot was saved by Carson, plus a curling Ronaldo shot which was parried into the path of an unsuspecting Giggs, who shot wide.
Rooney has revealed that wearing the number 10 shirt at Utd is spurring him forward to be like the previous “number 10 greats”.
These include Denis Law, Mark Hughes and Ruud van Nistelrooy.
“They were all greats who scored so many goals for the club so I knew what a big number it was for me,” he said.
“But that history makes wearing the shirt feel even better and also makes it more of a challenge to succeed.”
“When Ruud left and no one took it the following season I asked if I could have the shirt. I had to wait a year until the new kit came out but as soon as that happened I was given it, which was great.”
Wayne Rooney insists Manchester United have what it takes to win both the Barclays Premier League and Champions League this season. After winning the premieship last season, the young striker is keen to double up from last year and go one further to win the Champions League.
“In an ideal world, we would win both,” said Rooney, whose side tasted domestic glory but failed in Europe last term.