Wayne Rooney to Remain at Manchester United

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Wayne Rooney to Remain at Manchester United

His decision ends a summer-long saga regarding his future.

Rooney decided against lodging a formal transfer request to Manchester United after Manchester tied with Chelsea 0-0 in the Reds first home clash under the leadership of David Moyes.

Chelsea boss José Mourinho stated on Monday evening that Rooney had to make a formal transfer request to leave within 48 hours or the prospective deal would be over.

Mourinho made a statement regarding his pursuit of Rooney after Chelsea's draw with United at Old Trafford.

"We are not silly to try something if somebody didn't start it. So I think it is time for the good of everyone to finish the story. For one side, for the other side," he said. "It depends on this [Rooney's decision]. It depends on his reaction and his feelings. If now he doesn't want to leave, we are out of the thing. But we need to know. We need to know what is happening."

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Manchester United 0-0 FC Chelsea

Surprisingly, with some of the top footballers in the world on the pitch - neither Manchester United nor Chelsea were able to score - which speaks well for the Man United and Chelsea defensive players and goalkeepers.

After the match, Chelsea's Frank Lampard was asked about the result and United not being awarded a penalty.

"Neither team wants to lose and it was a bit of a stalemate in those terms. They worked hard to stop us," said Lampard.  "For me it was not a penalty, when you are challenging for a ball and half a yard away what can you do.

"You see anything given these days - it can hit you on the shoulder and be given handball. I certainly could not have done anything about it."

The double clean-sheet also says volumes about the skills and strategies of both new managers, David Moyes and Jose Mourinho.

Chelsea began the clash with both strikers Fernando Torres and Romelu Lukaku on the bench - with summer signing Andre Schurrle named to the starting line-up.

Despite rumors, Wayne Rooney started for United and gave his best performance. It could be Rooney's last match for United - depending upon whether or not Chelsea are able to lure him the play for the London Blues before the Premiership transfer window closes on Sept 2.

"Wayne Rooney was the brightest player on the pitch - he tried to make things happen and was positive. But on the whole for all the talent on show not many of them performed. Both teams looked like they didn't want to lose. Jose Mourinho will probably be the happier of the two managers," said Chris Waddle.

Man United defender Rio Ferdinand revealed that Jose Mourinho's appointment as Chelsea boss brings a new challenge.

"The fact they have a new manager adds a new dynamic to the game," the former England international said.

"Mourinho obviously has a big personality. He has been there before so he knows the league.

"He is newsworthy. It makes good reading for the public with him around. Whether it helps them get closer to where we were last year remains to be seen. It will certainly have no bearing on the way we approach the game."

David Moyes has already earned his first trophy as boss of Man United - the 2013 Community Shieldr.

"In the main this club tends to say 'we'll show you' if that is the case. It is in my nature. It was definitely in the previous manager's nature," says Moyes.


Man Utd: De Gea, Jones, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Valencia, Cleverley, Carrick, Welbeck, Rooney, van Persie.

Subs: Anderson, Giggs, Smalling, Lindegaard, Young, Kagawa, Buttner.

Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Lampard, De Bruyne, Oscar, Hazard, Schurrle.

Subs: Essien, Torres, Mikel, Lukaku, Schwarzer, Azpilicueta, Mata.

Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)

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Mourinho watched his side secure a comfortable 2-0 victory over Hull City in Matchday 1 the 2013-14 Premier League season.

Oscar and Frank Lampard put Chelsea in the driving seat against Hull with two first-half goals.

"We want to win matches, but what I like is that when you have the chance to destroy, to beat them by three, four or five, we have to do it," Mourinho said. "If someone has the chance to do it to you, they will not forgive you, they will give you nothing. If we raise the intensity, we destroy an opponent, we get a much bigger result because going that way you have to score goals. If you keep going in the same direction you will score, score one more and probably score one more and kill the game.

"I think our three players behind Fernando Torres disappeared in the second half. They went down but because the score was 2-0. I didn't want to make the change immediately but you could tell when I put [André] Schürrle and Lukaku it gave the team a little push and made a difference. But I know it's difficult. I don't think we did that intentionally because at half time we spoke about starting the second-half in the same direction and killing the game, but we couldn't."

Chelsea still hope to add Wayne Rooney to their ranks before the transfer window closes at the end of the month, although Mourinho insists he has a "plan B and plan C" should he fail in his pursuit of the Manchester United striker Rooney.

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The London Blues have made two bids to hire Rooney before the transfer window closes on September 2nd. Chelsea is expected to make another bid for Roo after Monday's clash.

Manchester United and England superstar striker and the youngest player in league history to make 200 appearances, Wayne Rooney is a world famous English footballer who has "struck terror into the heart of rival defenses" in the footballing world.

Rooney was marked as a child prodigy at a very early stage and signed with the Everton senior team while still a teenager. His impressive performances were noted and he was snapped up by legendary British club Manchester United in 2004 in a record deal by Sir Alex Ferguson.

Rooney set Old Trafford on fire with his outstanding football skills and has been a major force behind the club’s golden run of success to this day. Man United has dominated the British football scene in addition to winning the 2009 Champions League and most recently, the 2013 Premiership trophy.

Rooney is one of the richest footballers in the world with an estimated net worth of $50 million. The footballer draws $20 million in a year from his playing contract with Manchester United and has inked lucrative endorsement deals valued at millions with Nike, Nokia, Harper Collins, Ford and Coca Cola.

Rooney’s massive wealth has enabled him to lead a king sized lifestyle. The striker resides in a mansion valued at $6.5 million in Prestbury in Cheshire with his family. He often vacations with his wife and children in premier holiday destinations like Barbados, Dubai and LA.

Rooney is an automobile collector and owns an Audi RS6 Avant, Cadillac Escalade, Porsche 911 and Aston Martin Vanquish, along with some high-end custom bikes like the diamond-encrusted Lauge Jensen cruiser-style machine. Reportedly Rooney owns more than 20 luxury cars. He and Colleen have donated money to charities including UNICEF.

Wayne Rooney was born in Liverpool and is of Irish descent. He has two younger brothers, one of whom is also a professional footballer. The popular Man United striker’s personal life has always been of interest to his fans.

Rooney met Coleen while in secondary school. The couple got married on June 2008 after 6 years of dating.

Coleen has always been very supportive of Rooney. The couple two sons - Kai and Klay Anthony.

Wayne and Colleen Rooney has three racehorses, Pippy, Switharooney, and Tomway, in his stable after spending £63,600 on a two-year-old bay colt called Pippy. Pippy is in the Manor House Team, the breeding and training operation co-run by Rooney's Man United team-mate Michael Owen.

The England striker has registered a set of pink and white racing silks, which will are worn by the jockey when any of his horses run.

Rooney is the richest player in the Premier League with a fortune estimated at 51 million pounds ($79.01 million).

Rooney's fortune has risen by six million pounds from 2012 and his combined wealth with wife Coleen is estimated at 64 million pounds.

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Premier League Top 10

1. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) 51 million pounds
2. Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United) 42 million
3. Michael Owen (Stoke City) 38 million
4. Ryan Giggs (Manchester United) 34 million
4. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) 34 million
6. Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) 33 million
7. Fernando Torres (Chelsea) 26 million
8. John Terry (Chelsea) 24 million
9. Joe Cole (West Ham United) 21 million
10. Petr Cech (Chelsea) 20 million

England Premier League - Matchday 2 Results

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Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski scored goals in each half as Arsenal secured a definitive 3-1 victory over Fulham in the pouring rain at Craven Cottage.

The Gunners, buoyed by a 3-0 midweek win over Fenerbahce in Champions League qualifying, were confident - looking fit and sharp early on.

Olivier Giroud's strike opened the scoring for Arsenal. Podolski made it 2-0 with a measured 18-yard shot and then smashed home the visitors' third after the break.

Substitute Darren Bent scored Fulham's only goal through Dimitar Berbatov, in the final 13 minutes.

Arsenal magager Arsene Wenger has been under criticism this summer for his lack of new players during the transfer window that will shortly close. Wenger was delighted with the Gunners' 3-1 win over Fulham.

"We were impressive and always in control. We deserved the win and it's a good win. We had a convincing win against Fenerbahce and that was a good response to the disappointing first result," said Wenger after the match. "We played the way we wanted to play, we were in control and the team enjoyed it. We created chances.

"The positive result counter-balanced the fatigue. We were very dangerous every time we won the ball back. We had a good mixture of a patience game and a speed game - and that was positive."

Saturday 24th August 2013

Fulham 1-3 Arsenal
Everton 0-0 West Brom
Hull 1-0 Norwich
Newcastle 0-0 West Ham
Southampton 1-1 Sunderland
Stoke 2-1 Crystal Palace
Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

Sunday 25th August 2013

Cardiff 3-2 Man City
Tottenham 1-0 Swansea

Monday 26th August 2013

Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea