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Coleen 'so pleased' Wayne Rooney's sons saw goal


Gutted with the score, but so pleased @waynerooney scored and his boys were here to see it!!

Coleen Rooney, wife of England striker Wayne Rooney, says she is so pleased the couple's two young sons Kai and Klay were able to watch his goal.

The whole family are currently in Brazil.

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Wayne Rooney kisses son Kai ahead of England training

Wayne Rooney kissed his son Kai ahead of an England World Cup training session in Portugal.

Wayne Rooney with his son Kai ahead of training. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

The Manchester United striker, who was waiting for England manager Roy Hodgson to start the session, picked up his son after the youngster ran towards him.

The England squad are training for the World Cup in Portugal. Credit: REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Rooney and the rest of the England squad are in Vale Do Lobo, Portugal, training for the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

Rooney shared a kiss with Kai as he waited for England manager Roy Hodgson. Credit: Reuters

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Ed Balls: Wayne Rooney worth the big salary

Manchester United star Wayne Rooney's reported £300,000 a week should not be controlled as his talent attracts the high salary, shadow chancellor Ed Balls has suggested.

Mr Balls said in the footballer's case it was perhaps "genuinely the talent getting the pay" as there is "only one Wayne Rooney" who could go anywhere in the world.

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls supports Wayne Rooney receiving a 'big' salary. Credit: PA

Mr Balls made the remarks after he was questioned about Business Secretary Vince Cable's comments in the Observer that he did not understand "why people need a million quid a year".

He told BBC Radio 5 Live's Pienaar's Politics: "I think in some parts of our economy - when it's not a great idea or when it's not the talent of Wayne Rooney - then you do think to yourself these massive multimillion-pound salaries, it feels like a bit of a Ponzi scheme."

Wayne Rooney was approached by Scotland

Former Scotland manager Berti Vogts has revealed that he approached a teenage Wayne Rooney about playing for Scotland.

Wayne Rooney playing for England against Australia on his national team debut in 2003. Credit: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

Vogts, who was in charge of Scotland from 2002 to 2004, said he was made aware of a family link when Rooney was a 16-year-old with Everton.

He said: "I spoke to Wayne Rooney - his grandmother, she is Scottish.

"The Scottish Football Association found the grandmother and I made the call. I flew from Glasgow to Everton. He was playing under David Moyes at Everton and I spoke to him - a young lad of 16 years of age. I said to him 'you can play for Scotland'."

Explaining Rooney's reaction, the German coach beat his chest theatrically and said: "(Rooney told me) 'I am English, I am English'. Okay, sorry. You have to speak to the player but he told me 'I'm so sorry boss, I'm English'."

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Report: Rooney could miss Liverpool and England game

Wayne Rooney, Manchester United Credit: Martin Rickett/PA

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will miss United's game against Liverpool and could miss England's crucial World Cup games against Moldova and Ukraine after receiving a head injury, the Sunday Mirror has reported.

Rooney is believed to have received 10 stitches for a head gash suffered in training on Saturday.

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Wayne Rooney 'will not make transfer request'

Wayne Rooney looks set to stay at Manchester United it has been reported he will not be handing in a transfer request.

The England striker has been strongly linked with a move to Premier League rivals Chelsea before next week's transfer deadline, but United have insisted he is not for sale.

Wayne Rooney is not expected to force a move away from Manchester United. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho yesterday called on Rooney to decide whether he wants to leave Old Trafford, but without an official transfer request the move to west London would appear highly unlikely.

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Rooney starts for England


#England Team: 1 Hart 2 Walker 3 Baines 4 Gerrard (c) 5 Cahill 6 Jagielka 7 Walcott 8 Wilshere 9 Welbeck 10 Rooney 11 Cleverley #EngvSco


Scotland Team: McGregor, Hutton, Hanley, Martin, Whittaker, Snodgrass, Morrison, Brown, Forrest, Maloney, Miller #EngvSco

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