Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Queiroz: Rooney Will Return to His Best
Reuters UK, September 22nd, 2006 3:59PM

MOST READ


Manchester United has hit back at suggestions in the British press that Wayne Rooney has lost his appetite for the game. Assistant coach Carlos Queiroz said the club shouldn't be expected to work miracles with a player who has only played five or six games in the last six months. He's referring of course to the broken metatarsal Rooney sustained at the end of April. The player's comeback was then held up by a three-match ban carried over from a preseason red card; Rooney has only played a full 90 minutes once for the club this season. "[Wayne] needs to play to get back to get his maximum form and that is what will happen in the next few weeks, for sure," Queiroz, former coach of MLS's Metrostars said. "He has a special winning mentality that every time he goes out, there is only one thing in his mind -- that is to perform and win the game." Following his three-game red card ban, Rooney returned to face Celtic in the Champions League and then Arsenal in the Premiership, but was castigated in the press for what were perceived to be a pair of lackluster performances. On Saturday, United travels to Madejski Stadium to face Reading and U.S. national team pair Bobby Convey and Marcus Hahnemann. Queiroz pointed out that Reading, which sits sixth in the Premier League table with nine points, has "started the season in a fantastic way," will be relaxed, as all the pressure will be on Manchester United. Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
AC Milan Not for Sale, Owner Says     
AC Milan is not for sale, Finivest, the company controlled by Milan chairman Silvio Berlusconi, said ...
German Anger at Schalke for Considering Russia Invitation    
German politicians on Thursday criticized Bundesliga giant Schalke 04 for considering an invitation to Russia to ...
Report: Chelsea Backs Mourinho Anfield Decision    
Chelsea has given Jose Mourinho the green light to field a team at Liverpool on Sunday ...
PSG Eyes Second-Successive Ligue 1 Title     
Paris Saint-Germain could seal its second-successive Ligue 1 title without kicking a ball if second-place AS ...
Platini: No Clubs Banned From Europe Next Season    
In an interview, UEFA President Michel Platini said that no clubs found in breach of financial ...
Ancelotti: Real Can Beat Anyone     
Carlo Ancelotti proclaimed that Real Madrid has no one to fear following his team's 1-0 win ...
German Press Reacts to Bayern's UCL Loss    
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola came in for some heavy criticism from the German media after ...
Reports: Messi Close to Barca Pay Raise    
According to reports in Spain, Lionel Messi is close to agreeing a contract extension with Barcelona ...
Scholes Named Man United Assistant Coach     
Paul Scholes on Wednesday was named as an assistant coach to interim Manchester United coach Ryan ...
FIFA Suspends Barca Transfer Sentence    
FIFA on Wednesday temporarily suspended the transfer ban handed to Barcelona for violating its rules regarding ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives