When it was announced last year that Christiano Ronaldo would be leaving Manchester United, it might not have shocked fans but it definitely left them wondering who would fill the empty void. Less than a year later, the Professional Footballers’ Association seems to have finally acknowledged what fans have been seeing all year, Wayne Rooney has filled that void and then some. Rooney has been named the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year.
The Manchester United star has been a key in the England national team’s path to the 2010 World Cup. So far this season, the 24 year old striker has 34 goals for United, 8 for the England national team. Rooney’s goal scoring is up from 12 last year, despite battling injuries late in the season.
With one match left in the English Premier League, Rooney has recently battled through an ankle injury, and is healing from a groin injury, but fans have been concerned if he would be ready to play at 100% when the 2010 World Cup begins. Rooney answered the concerns earlier this week.
“The groin will be fine for the World Cup, there are no worries about that,” he said. “I’m hoping to play for United in the last game of the season.”
Look for Wayne Rooney to lead Manchester United against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light May 2nd.
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