Dublin: 11 °C Saturday 1 April, 2023

# Wayne Rooney

Last week
19th March 2023 - 1st April 2023
# Potential
Adapting to Italian football, harsh words from Rooney and representing Ireland
Festy Ebosele is enjoying life at Udinese after moving to the Serie A club ahead of this season.
Last year
# Inspiration
Bellingham's shades of Rooney a thrill to senses
Roy Keane summed up midfielder’s credentials – ‘Maturity, decision-making, what’s going on upstairs, end product, final pass. The kid has everything.’
# looking ahead
Repaying Wayne Rooney's faith and closing in on Irish football history
Eiran Cashin on his chaotic year and the crucial upcoming playoff games against Israel.
# Probe
Player on Wayne Rooney's MLS outfit denies using racist slur as investigation launched
Play was held up for several minutes during Sunday’s encounter between Rooney’s DC United and Phil Neville’s Inter Miami.
# Frustration
Wayne Rooney says playoff bid 'gone' after 6-0 United loss
The Manchester United and England national team legend returned to his former MLS club aiming for a revival .
# Advice
Ten Hag should drop Ronaldo and Rashford for Liverpool clash - Rooney
The United and England record goalscorer says his former side requires players who run their hearts out on the pitch.
# Linking Up
Ravel Morrison joins up with former boss Wayne Rooney at DC United
The 29-year-old Jamaica international began his career at Manchester United.
# Off the Mark
New signings Mane and De Ligt grab debut goals as Bayern Munich hammer Rooney's DC United
The sides met in a friendly where the German side won 6-2.
# Living in America
Wayne Rooney dismisses suggestions DC United head coach role is ‘backwards step’
The 36-year-old has made a swift return to management with his former club.
# Wayne's World
Rooney in line to take over as coach of MLS team DC United
The Englishman will replace Argentine Hernan Losada.
# wazza
Wayne Rooney urges Derby fans to get behind his successor
The former England striker quit the Rams last week.
# Wave Goodbye
Wayne Rooney steps down as Derby manager
The Manchester United and England great joined the Rams in January 2020 as player-coach.
# proud
I want to rebuild this club – Rooney committed to Derby despite relegation
Defeat at QPR condemned County to the drop.
# next man up
Rooney backs Pochettino ahead of Erik ten Hag to take over Manchester United
United are already on their second manager of the season after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lost his job in November.
# Star Players
Patrick Vieira and Wayne Rooney inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame
The duo have become the first two inductees of 2022.
# Not Convinced
Rooney's warning for Ireland U21 international Ebosele over Serie A switch
The Derby manager thinks the 19-year-old has made the wrong decision in joining Italian club Udinese.
# Eiran go bragh
Rooney hails 'outstanding' Irish youngster following impressive full debut for Derby
Eiran Cashin starred in Saturday’s win over Peterborough United.
# studs up
FA warns Wayne Rooney over comments he made about injuring John Terry
Rooney has given a series of interviews promoting a new documentary.
# High hopes
'He's a huge talent' - Rooney wants to keep Irish teen Ebosele amid Udinese interest
The 19-year-old has put in a string of fine performances for the Rams this season.
# scrutiny
Wayne Rooney may be in trouble over controversial comments
The former Manchester United player admitted he changed his studs to ‘big, long metal ones to try and hurt someone’.
# opening up
Wayne Rooney: ‘For long periods in my career I was suffering inside’
A new film about the Manchester United great is out this week.
# No thanks
'I've got a job here' - Rooney turns down interview for Everton manager's role
The Derby County boss said his agent had been approached by the Toffees but he rebuffed the chance to discuss the vacancy.
# Nostalgia
'Everton is a club I grew up supporting' - Wayne Rooney
The Derby boss has been linked with the vacant Toffees job in recent days.
# exit interview
Benitez: 'We didn’t only have to get results, but we also had to win over people’s hearts'
Wayne Rooney is among the early candidates to replace Benitez, alongside Duncan Ferguson, Roberto Martinez and Frank Lampard.
# Under Pressure
'The last 24, 48 hours have been extremely difficult' - Wayne Rooney
The manager says he fears for Derby despite today’s positive result.
# resilience
'Knowing Wayne, he has never given up at anything' - Rosenior
Derby staged a fierce rally to draw level near the end against Reading, with late goals from Colin Kazim-Richards and Curtis Davies.
# Drama
Irish duo feature as Wayne Rooney-less Derby scrap to earn late point
The Rams were 2-0 down with four minutes remaining before Colin Kazim-Richards and Curtis Davies scored to seal a share of the spoils.
All time
# With friends like these
Jason Knight aiming to make mark against Portugal after injury inflicted by his own manager
Knight is hoping to play against Portugal on Thursday night, having missed the game in Faro through an injury caused by Wayne Rooney.
# Progress
Irish teen revels in first senior goal as Rooney backs him to be a 'big player' for Derby County
Festy Ebosele struck for the Rams against Millwall on Saturday.
# rescue act
American businessman Chris Kirchner announces his interest in buying Derby County
The Rams went into administration last month and have appealed against the 12-point penalty handed out by the English Football League.
# insight
Wayne Rooney to discuss his battle with mental health in new documentary
His wife Coleen will talk about some of her husband’s misdemeanours.
# Rams
Wayne Rooney criticises Derby owner Mel Morris after club placed in administration
The Rams boss has not heard from the club’s owner in more than six weeks.
# Blow
Rooney's Derby deducted 12 points after entering administration
The second-tier side have taken 10 points from eight games this season but are now rooted at the foot of the Championship.
# Tough Times
Wayne Rooney vows to stick with Derby despite looming administration
The former Manchester United star found out about the club’s plan to go into administration from TV.
# Mea Culpa
Wayne Rooney apologises to family and Derby after hotel images with women emerge
The images were circulated on Sunday, gaining attention on social media and appeared to show Rooney asleep with women beside him.
# Ah for
Ireland midfielder Knight's untimely injury reportedly caused by tackle by Derby boss Rooney
The 20-year-old will miss three World Cup qualifiers in September as well as the start of crisis-club Derby’s season.
# Blow
Irish international Jason Knight ruled out of World Cup qualifiers through injury
Derby County manager Wayne Rooney has confirmed that the 20-year-old will be out for ‘eight to 12 weeks’ with an ankle injury.
# Relief
Wayne Rooney reveals breakfast chat helped feed Derby’s desire to stay up
The Rams earned a draw against Sheffield Wednesday which secured their status in the Sky Bet Championship and sent the Owls down to League One.
# skin of their teeth
Rooney's Derby cling on to avoid relegation on day of high drama in the Championship
Rotherham and Sheffield Wednesday ultimately went down on a topsy-turvy afternoon.
# Flying High
10 games unbeaten for Mick McCarthy's Cardiff after four-goal win over Wayne Rooney's Derby side
Cardiff have taken 24 points from Mick McCarthy’s 10 games in charge.