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First silverware of the season!

Posted by unitedfanatic on February 28, 2010

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What’s New?

Posted by unitedfanatic on February 24, 2010

Its been a wonderful past few weeks for Manchester United and a dream come true for millions of fans around the world to witness Wayne Rooney in sizzling form finally this season. Not that he wasn’t great for us till now. But he is truly showing how much damage he is capable of doing and that’s a very bright thing!

Starting this month, Wazza Said So will now sport a new feature on the blog called “Pick of the Month” on the left sidebar under which, every month, we shall nominate a Player of the month. Clicking this image will redirect you to our Polls page on which you can then vote if you agree or disagree with our views.

We start with nominating Wayne Rooney for the Player of the month for January. Scoring 7 goals in 4 games, he dazzled the footballing fraternity with a 4 goal thriller against Hull City as well as moved his all time United goals tally in the Premier League to 83, 1 shy of Ronaldo’s 84 for United in the Premier League.

Agree or Disagree?

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Wazza !

Posted by unitedfanatic on January 29, 2010

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Rooney’s hot streak continues as Tevez and Cook are silenced

Posted by unitedfanatic on January 29, 2010

What a game! Taken me 2 days to decide what to write about it!!

Tevez scored twice from bogus opportunities , and did all the talking after the first leg (with Garry Cook pitching in), while asking us to do the talking on the pitch, rather than in the press. Well, I expect he did that too. I reckon some shallow colleague of his gave him a mouthful during their training game and gave him a distorted version of Gary Neville’s comments, and the thick head took the “talking on the pitch” too literally.

Our midfield shone bright yet again and brushed aside all the flak they constantly receive from the press, supporters and other players, like Kaka, who are stuck with Ronaldo. So what if we can’t be the same. We can be good in different ways! We also dispatched the tag of us being a “One man” team. Despite the “one man” grabbing the clincher. Wazza’s streak continues as he added one more to his 21 goal kitty.

All in all, what a beating United gave ’em. And a coin and beer bottle too.  Cheers!!

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Injury-hit United thrash West Ham

Posted by united4ever2009 on December 7, 2009

United had to play with a make-shift defence due to injuries to Ferdinand and Evans, while Vidic was suffering from flu. Gary Neville and Wes Brown suffered injuries compounding United’s problems. But United had no problem in brushing off West Ham in a convinving 4-0 win that will  surely galvanise United especially after Man City beat Chelsea 2-1 to reduce the gap at the top to 2 points between United and Chelsea.

The game was pretty even in the first half but United had more of the possession. United made the crucial break when Scholes struck a powerful left foot shoot past Green after superbly controlling with his chest. United went into the break leading at 1-0. Gary Neville had to be substituted due to a groin problem. He was replaced by Carrick in the defence. West Ham stepped up the pressure in the second half, but United hit the Hammers on the break and a superb exchange of passes between Rooney and Giggs, who setup Gibson to drive an unstoppable strike into the net. Shortly after United netted their third after Anderson low cross into the six yard box was met by Valencia at the far post to score his 5th goal of the campaign. The game was all but over for the Hammers. Seconds later, Rooney got his name on the scoreboard when Valencia crossed into the path of Rooney who greatly obliged. It was 4-0 to United and one of their most convincing performances at Upton Park in recent years. United have injury problems to worry about as they face Wolfsburg in the last round of CL matches.

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Rooney now a proud father!!

Posted by unitedfanatic on November 2, 2009

Proud parents

Proud parents

Coleen Rooney had gone into labour today, as The Mirror reported earlier, observing Rooney’s absence from training.

It has been declared that Wayne and Coleen are now proud parents of a baby boy they have named Kai Wayne, who arrived nine days overdue at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital at 1420 GMT.

Their spokesperson confirmed, “Mother and baby are both absolutely fine, Wayne and Coleen are thrilled with the wonderful addition to their family life.”


Many congrats Wazza and Coleen!!

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Happy Birthday Wazza!!

Posted by unitedfanatic on October 24, 2009

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This day in 1985, Wayne Rooney was born in Croxteth, Liverpool (how cool is that!!! He must be one of Liverpool’s biggest exports since The Beatles!) and grew up an Everton supporter. Signed for them on schoolboy terms at the age of 10, and the rest is history! Read the rest of this entry »

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United beat Besiktas away from home, Rooney loses his marbles and Sir Alex defends him

Posted by unitedfanatic on September 16, 2009

C_71_article_1095194_image_list_image_list_item_0_imageLast night, United beat Besiktas away from home in their first European night in a bid to reclaim the Champions League No. 1 spot from Barcelona.  Starting with a 4-5-1 formation and Rooney up front on his own, we didnt necessarily outclass Besiktas with them defending in numbers. After 60 odd minutes, Sir Alex made changes by bringing in Carrick and Rooney and sending on Owen and Berbatov.

Rooney shook his head in disappointment on being subbed, occupied his place on the bench and threw his boots to the ground. We went on to win the game, courtesy Scholes’ 77th minute header(yes, HEADER!!!) and it is 3 points in the bag.

Sir Alex has defended Wazza’s attitude by saying “He had played alone up front for 60 minutes and he was always coming off. He was disappointed because he is an energetic lad and he wants to play all the time”.

Well, you wouldn’t think SAF would choose to not comment on it. His defence for Wayne was expected, just like he defended Ronaldo for a hissy fit on the same lines last season. But then, it isn’t exactly right to compare the two. While I feel Wazza was justified for doing what he did, he shouldn’t have done what ronaldo does best.

We are not alien to Rooney’s temperamental bomb and there is nothing to gain. When he got himself sent off against Portugal at the World Cup, it wasnt his fault he got sent off and the whole world knows it. But what the heck does it matter. England were one man down and it was game over. It wasnt just any man. It was Wayne Rooney. This is what I fear for Wazza, and United in particular.

Rooney supports the heaviest burden of expectations by United fans from the whole squad and, god forbid, if he gets us in a difficult situation due to this, it will be a massive blow for the fans, the dressing room atmosphere, and our performance on the pitch. Making a mistake is not the issue. Not correcting it is. While Rooney keeps his cool most of the times and he is, no doubt, a thorough professional, it is these rare instances which get hyped, and have an impact on the referees who might need to take decisions within seconds.

So here’s hoping Wazza realizes his responsibilities, and proves his critics wrong that he is not material enough to captain United one day. Go Wazza!

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More praise for Rooney

Posted by unitedfanatic on September 10, 2009

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Following the comments made by Sir Alex Ferguson, Fabio Capello, Alex McLeish, and Gary Neville, it is now Sir Bobby Charlton who has heaped praises on the Manchester United striker and deemed him important for club and country.

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Major news today and BBC’s gossip column

Posted by unitedfanatic on September 7, 2009

Monday’s tabloids are covering an Inside United interview by the Gaffer, Sir Alex Ferguson. In the interview, Sir Alex reaffirmed his faith in Wayne Rooney, and added that rooney has the “drive and hunger” to succeed. He also underlined the importance of a more central role for Wazza, before adding that he is still young and there’s room for learning to channelise his energy. Further, Sir Alex claimed that if Wazza can concentrate like he did against Wigan, then nothing and no one can stop him from scoring goals.

In other news, Le Havre president Jean-Pierre Louvel has confirmed that they have submitted their case against Manchester United to FIFA. After Chelsea were hit with a transfer ban till January 2011, Le Havre have left no stone unturned in taking their case to FIFA and complaining that United offered money and incentives to Pogba. The alleged “offer” made by United has been disclosed as

£15,500-a-month when he turns 17 next year
– Payments of more than £85,000 each to the French teenager’s separated parents
– To buy Pogba a house
  • £15,500-a-month when Pogba turns 17 next year
  • Payments of more than £85,000 each to the French teenager’s separated parents
  • To buy Pogba a house

While it may take months, or even years for FIFA to arrive at any conclusion, lets hope that everything has been done, as United authorities claim, “Within UEFA guidelines”.

And finally, Monday’s gossip column on BBC claims United are seeking to secure the services of highly rated Russia and CSKA Moscow stopper, Igor Akinfeev, to fill in the boots of the ageing Edvin Van Der Sar. While the rumour mills keep grinding, there is speculation on whether he will directly claim the No.1 jersey if the transfer happens. Yet another set of rumours claim that United’s polish goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak is unhappy of his role at the club as he nears his best footballing years and is willing to leave in january.

Here’s a little clip of Igor Akinfeev in action.

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