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The stats that suggest Rooney has lost it at Man United

Rooney is struggling to make an impact at Man United. Credit: Oulala

What to do with Wayne Rooney?

The forward simply isn't enjoying the kind of impact he's used to at Man United, who again failed to impress in a goalless draw against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

While Chelsea may be the only big top flight club in crisis this season, Wayne Rooney is arguably suffering more than any player in the league.

There are calls for England and United to drop their skipper, and his Premier League stats so far this season only back this sentiment up.

Compared with the previous three campaigns, Rooney is averaging less shots per game, a weaker conversion rate, fewer successful passes, nowhere near as many chances created, and zero assists in ten matches.

FA investigate Rooney laser incident in Man United loss

The Football Association will investigate the directing of a laser towards Wayne Rooney during Wednesday's Capital One Cup clash with Middlesbrough.

Footage from the fourth-round tie at Old Trafford shows a green light appearing on United and England captain Rooney's face as he prepared to take his kick in the penalty shoot-out at the end of the contest.

Wayne Rooney missed his penalty. Credit: Reuters

Rooney's effort was saved by Boro goalkeeper Tomas Mejias as United were beaten 3-1 in the shoot-out following a 0-0 draw after extra-time.

The FA said on Thursday it was aware of reports of the incident and was looking into the matter.

The penalties were taken at the end of the ground housing Boro supporters, with around 10,000 away supporters in attendance.


Rooney returns for Man United against Everton

Wayne Rooney has been passed fit for Manchester United's game at Everton on Saturday.

Rooney missed England's last two games against Estonia and Lithuania because of an ankle problem, but Louis van Gaal says his captain will be fit to play against his former employers at Goodison Park this weekend.

Wayne Rooney is back. Credit: PA

"Ashley Young is injured. He cannot play, but Wayne Rooney can play," the United manager said.

Michael Carrick missed both internationals with a groin problem, but he is also available, as is Bastian Schweinsteiger even though he suffered an injury in the warm-up for Germany's match against the Republic of Ireland.

Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo stayed behind at Carrington during the recent international break and they are fit to feature, Van Gaal said.

Man United striker out of England game

Wayne Rooney won't feature against Estonia. Credit: PA

England captain Wayne Rooney is set to miss England's Euro 2016 qualifier against Estonia through injury.

For the third day in succession the 29-year-old forward was unable to train with his international team-mates after an ankle complaint sustained in Manchester United's defeat to Arsenal.

Rooney is set to miss Friday's clash with Estonia as a result and is a major doubt for next week's trip to Lithuania in the Group E finale.

Man United striker Rooney an England doubt

Wayne Rooney didn't train on Wednesday. Credit: PA

Wayne Rooney looks to be a major doubt for England's Euro 2016 qualifier against Estonia after he missed a second successive training session because of an ankle injury.

Rooney sat out training when the 25-man squad met on Tuesday and he was absent from the latest session at St George's Park on Wednesday morning.

The England captain suffered a knock to the ankle in Manchester United's 3-0 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday.

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