Monday, July 12, 2010

Wayne Rooney of Manchester United Must Focus on Euro 2012 Qualifiers

Wayne Rooney was one of the biggest flops in the recently-concluded World Cup Football 2010. The Manchester United striker could hardly make any contribution to the Three Lions attacks and remained goalless, despising starting in all four matches.

England had a disastrous World Cup campaign which ended agonizingly at the round of 16 after a 4-1 thrashing by Germany. Rooney was the biggest hopes of England, but the 24-year-old continued struggling for form and failed to live up to the expectation

There is no doubt Wayne Rooney is a top class player who has all the qualities to become a legend for both England and Manchester United. Failure in just one tournament does not mean he has suddenly lost his talent and skill. In fact, Rooney has had his best season at Manchester United last season as he scored 32 goals in 42 matches and was the top scorer among the English players in Premier League with 26 goals to his name.

An injury towards the end of the last season was perhaps one of the reasons Wayne Rooney was not at his best in South Africa. However, the striker can get his rhythm back and start dominating for England once again in Euro 2012 qualifiers starting from 3 September this year.

Rooney should now focus on England’s Euro 2012 qualifying campaign. He must play a vital role, if England wants an easy qualification into the Euro 2012 finals. Here, it is noteworthy that England failed to qualify for Euro 2008.

Wayne Rooney is now on a vacation with his family and reports in the media suggest that Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson would not rush Rooney once the season starts. It is definitely a good move from Ferguson because the striker needs enough rest so that he can return with full fitness and get back his top form sooner than later.

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