Rooney goes missing in smash and grab

February 24, 2007
By The Insider
Fulham 1-2 Manchester United

It was for days like this that Manchester United snapped up the mercurial talents of Wayne Rooney. Such an vast investment in a relatively unproven performer was always going to be a gamble of sorts, yet Sir Alex Ferguson was convinced he was landing the world's most gifted young player, a man around whom he could build his next title winning side. That champion side may now be in place, yet it has come together amid an alarming decline in fortunes for England's ...

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