Focus on Wayne Rooney

Wayne's world at a crossroads

May 30, 2013
By John Brewin
"I'd take a bullet for him," Wayne Rooney once said of Ashley Cole. For now, a simple vote of thanks might be sufficient. Rooney's chum had provided significant cover for him.



We are in a post-season netherworld where any semblance of a story can rock foundations. The England friendlies that follow the Champions League final are where the silly season begins. Rooney, disenfranchised and unwanted by his club, always looked favourite for back-page splashes and lashings from ...

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