Rooney’s U-Turn: Goal for Manchester United

Manchester United fans can now celebrate as the golden boy has decided to stay behind. After a week long of grief and anguish from the fans, Manchester United star striker Wayne Rooney surprised everyone with his jaw-dropping announcement Friday. He has decided to stay and renew his contract with the club for another five years.

Two days before the shocking revelation, the 24 year old former Everton star resolved that he wanted to trade his red and white uniform to another color. He cited the club’s “lack of ambition” as the reason for his intended departure. But Friday’s announcement was totally unexpected. Rooney has changed his mind and decided to play for Manchester United for another good five year. He has signed a contract with the club that will bind him until June 2015.

Sources said that the change of heart came after a close door talks between manager Alex Ferguson, the club’s chief executive David Gill, and Rooney’s representatives on Thursday.

Fans were ecstatic about the news but some pundits are quick to judge his motive. Rooney explained his side in the club’s official website:

“In the last couple of days, I have talked to the manager and the owners and they have convinced me this is where I belong. I said on Wednesday the manager is a genius and it is his belief and support that have convinced me to stay.I’m signing a new deal in the absolute belief that the management, coaching staff, board and owners are totally committed to making sure United maintains its proud winning history — which is the reason I joined the club in the first place.”

Ferguson was relieved when Rooney took his advice at heart. He was elated that he had convinced the liverpool native to renew ties with the club. “Sometimes, when you’re in a club, it can be hard to realize just how big it is and it takes something like the events of the last few days to make you understand. I think Wayne now understands what a great club Manchester United is,” Ferguson told CNN. ”I’m pleased he has accepted the challenge to guide the younger players and establish himself as one of United’s great players. It shows character and belief in what we stand for,” he added.

Wayne Mark Rooney was born on October 24, 1985 in Croxteth, Liverpool, England. He is a striker for both Premier League club Manchester United and the English national team. Rooney first played as Liverpool Schoolboys for Everton F.C. at the tender age of ten. He turned pro when he was 17 and made his debut for the England national team.

Rooney joined the Manchester United in the 2004 summer for a whooping £25.6 million contract. Rooney’s career highlights in football include three Premier League championships– 2007-08 UEFA Champions League and two League Cups. His overall career stats of 67 international caps and 26 goals so far.

Rooney is married to Coleen McLoughlin Rooney. Recently, he has made tabloid headlines when he admitted to soliciting prostitution in Liverpool back  in 2004.

Manchester United vs Liverpool 2010 Results and Highlights

Premiere League: Manchester United vs Liverpool 2010 Results and Highlights – Manchester United saved a near loss in their match against Liverpool, 3-2. Manchester United should be thanking Bulgarian, Dimitar Berbatov for pulling out the winning goal just six minutes before football regulation time ends.

Manchester United was leading 2-0 against Liverpool and looks all supreme in the game. That would not be the case soon when Liverpool sees an opening in Manchester United’s defense and Steven Gerrard managed to score for Liverpool.

The first goal from Dimitar Berbatov came from the penalty spot after Jonny Evans clumsily fouled Fernando Torres. Later, Berbatov will equalize the score 2-2- with a low free-kick that went through a hole in United’s wall after John O’Shea tripped Torres at the edge of the box.

Manchester United seems to have problem in holding their game advantage during their last two games. They conceded a late equaliser at Fulham, and last weekend allowed Everton to score twice in stoppage time.

Here are the highlights of Premiere League: Manchester United vs Liverpool 2010.

Manchester United vs Philadelphia Union Recap and Highlights

Manchester United is proving themselves to all their football fans before the Premiere League officially kicks off. During their first match on their North American tour at Canada, they beat Celtics at a score of 3-1. In the recently concluded game with Philadephia Union at Lincoln Financial Field of which 44,213 football fans attended, Manchester United once again grabbed the win scoring 1-0.

Philadelphia Union dominated the game mostly during the first half of the match. There were several attempts by Union that nearly got into the net. The first one happened early during the 11th minute when Danny Mwanga struck the ball but was eventually stopped by United goalkeeper Tomasz Kusczak. That was followed after 6 minutes when Eduardo Coudet’s cross was almost deflected into the net.

The first half ended with still no successful goals for both teams. Manchester United’s winning goal came in on the 76th minute through Gabriel Obertan. Danny Welbeck collected the loose ball from Amobi Okugo in the midfield, passed it over to Obertan, who then slotted the ball home passing Union’s goalkeeper.

Updated Liverpool vs Manchester United Live Scores

Today is the day when Liverpool vs Manchester United matches for the Barclay’s Premiere League.  The match started just about an hour ago but of course people are interested to watch the Liverpool vs Manchester United Live.  There are many websites offering to live stream if you can’t watch it on TV.

To those who can’t find access online for a Liverpool vs Manchester United livestream for free then you can catch the latest updates on the scores live as it happens here.  The link also shows the grainy details of the teams and the different players.

Chivas vs. Manchester United Results: Chivas Won at Score of 3-2

Chivas vs. Manchester United Results: Chivas Won at Score of 3-2 – The soccer match between Chivas vs. Manchester United held at the Omni Life Stadium in Guadalajara has just ended and it was Chivas who won the game at a score of 3-2.

Chivas’ Javier Hernandez was declared as the star player. More commonly known as Chicharito, he led Chivas to a score of 1-0 against Manchester United in the 8th minute after hitting a home ball from Adolfo Bautista. However, that lead did not last long as after just two minutes, Manchester United’s Chris Smalling also scored a goal pushing the score to a tie of 1-1.

Before the end of the first half of the game, in the 38th minute, Chivas took the lead again through Adolfo Bautista scoring a goal as he finished off a ball pass from Hector Reynoso with a right-footed shot. The first half ended with Chivas leading at a score of 2-1.

The second half of the game began and Chivas for the third time scored another goal through Hector Reynoso in the 59th minute pushing a two-point lead against Manchester United as he headed a corner kick from Michel Vazquez. The last goal went to Manchester United in the 80th minute through Nani as he scored on a service from Tom Cleverley with a touch of his right leg. Congratulations to Chivas!

Manchester United (MU) vs. Bayern Munich Scores and Results

UEFA Champions League: In one of the latest matches of the UEFA Champions League, Manchester United won over Bayern Munich (Munchen) in score of 3-2. However, that wining was not enough. The two UEFA teams met for the second leg of the competition of their quarterfinals match on Tuesday, April 6, at Old Trafford in Stretford, Greater Manchester.

A lot expected that Wayne Rooney, Manchester United’s number 1 player, would not be able to join the game due to an ankle ligament tear that he suffered on March 30. However, surprisingly, he appeared in the list of starters who faced Manchester United’s game.

Manchester United began the match well and immediately took the lead against Bayern Munich in a score of 2-0 through goals accomplished by Darron Gibson and Nani. They managed to widen it to 3-0 with four minutes remaining on the clock before break.

However, Manchester United’s lead was halted when Ivica Olic scored two minutes before half time to setup a tense second frame as United led 3-1 (4-3 on aggregate).

Bayern Munich dominated the second half of the game. In the 75th minute, Arjen Robben volleyed brilliantly direct from a corner, after Carrick had released Bayern carelessly. Robben’s connection was perfect, arrowing into the far, bottom corner sending Bayern winning an away goal for Manchester United.

Overall, Manchester United managed to score 3 goals but Bayern Munich recovered with 2 of their own. The aggregate score for the 2 legs is 4-4. Bayern ousted Manchester United from the UEFA Champions League on away goals.