Text size:

  • Small
  • Normal
  • Large

Rooney's road to the end

A timeline of how Wayne Rooney's time at Manchester United looks to be drawing to a close.

March 30 

Suffers a nasty-looking ankle injury in the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Bayern Munich.

April 8 

A surprise inclusion for the second leg against Bayern after just a week on the sidelines. Rooney hurts his ankle again and United go out of the competition. Striker is privately angry at having to play while injured.

June 18

 Said “nice to see your home fans boo you” to television cameras after England’s disappointing goalless draw with Algeria at the World Cup. England were knocked out in the second round, with Rooney failing to score in four matches.

September 5

 Lurid newspaper allegations over his private life are printed.

September 11 

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson excuses Rooney from duty at his old club Everton fearing a hostile reception from the home fans. United draw 3-3 in his absence.

September 26 

Substituted after injuring ankle against Bolton Wanderers and ruled out of European trip to Valencia.

October 2 

In an interview, he pleads “I’m only human ... I hurt as well” and says he needs consistent games to get back to his best.

October 13

 Off colour as England draw 0-0 with Montenegro but appears to contradict Ferguson by saying he has been training as normal and has no fitness problems.

October 16

 Left on the bench by Ferguson for United’s match with West Bromwich Albion. He plays a late cameo but is stationed on the left wing.

October 19

Ferguson confirms reports that Rooney wants to leave United.

Back to the top

More articles

Editor's Picks

 Faisal Al Ketbi, standing, has been the poster boy for the upcoming Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship. Courtesy of Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Faisal Al Ketbi is in spotlight for world jiu-jitsu championships at Abu Dhabi

Faisal Al Ketbi is the poster boy for UAE jiu-jitsu, with his picture prominent in the billboards and advertisements for this week’s Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Championship.

 Broadcast crews have been working to adjust UAE's cricket stadiums, such as Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi, for the IPL, such as installing the cables for cameras. The opening match between Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders is April 16, 2014 at at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Pawan Singh / The National

IPL turns UAE into cricket’s world stage

The Indian Premier League’s UAE schedule will be a television production emanating in the Middle East, choreographed from Singapore and involving a Belgian who happily admits to being a cricket novice.

 Lalit Modi during the 2010 Indian Premier League T20 Final between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings played at DY Patil Stadium on April 25, 2010 in Navi Mumbai, India. Ritam Banerjee / Getty Images

IPL’s best moments: April 25, 2010 - Modi’s final farewell

Lalit Modi, the league’s first commissioner, knew his days were numbered when he made a closing speech ahead of the 2010 tournament finale.

 Abdelaziz Haikal, left, avoids getting tackled, but his Al Ahli side were forced to a goalless draw at home to Al Hilal, from Saudi Arabia. Al Ittihad

Al Ahli miss huge opportunity to progress in ACL

Dubai side forced to a goalless draw at home to Al Hilal. Ahmed Rizvi reports.

 Godolphin is hoping to get a clear picture of  Ihtimal at Newmarket. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

Godolphin to get a good look at Ihtimal’s form at Newmarket

The true abilities of Godolphin’s Ihtimal will be brought more into focus on Wednesday after a trio of fillies turn out at the headquarters of British racing for trainer Charlie Appleby.


To add your event to The National listings, click here

Get the most from The National