Wayne Rooney returns to Old Trafford for the first time since his move from Manchester United when Everton make the trip there this weekend
Reports in the tabloid press this week have claimed that the 31-year-old would make the request of the club following his arrest and subsequent charge for drink driving and the media circus around the state of his marriage to Colleen.
Sky Sports say that sources close to Rooney have confirmed that the striker hasn't asked Everton for any such time off "nor would any such request ever be made".
Rooney returned to Goodison Park as an Everton player this summer after 13 years with Manchester United and has scored both of the Blues' only Premier League goals so far this term.
He plays his first game at Old Trafford since his reported £10m move when Everton face the Red Devils this coming Sunday.
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1 Posted 12/09/2017 at 18:12:00
2 Posted 12/09/2017 at 18:30:05
3 Posted 12/09/2017 at 18:31:16
4 Posted 12/09/2017 at 18:38:07
5 Posted 12/09/2017 at 18:48:53
6 Posted 12/09/2017 at 19:02:46
If any of the above is true, being back at Goodison Park obviously hasn't exactly been the answer he was looking for
It will be interesting to see how this one plays out. Odd storyline to come out if there's no truth to it given he's always been portrayed as someone who lives and breaths football and always wants to play.
7 Posted 12/09/2017 at 19:25:26
His play when "losing it" is still a hundred times better than the rest of the wasters who are having no issues, personal or other.
As Liam mentions, players have enough time off to sort out any sort of self inflicted problems they may have. They can certainly afford to pay for any assistance they might need.
8 Posted 12/09/2017 at 19:38:57
9 Posted 12/09/2017 at 20:08:38
10 Posted 12/09/2017 at 20:20:05
He needs to be sticking it in the opposition goal, not loose women.
11 Posted 12/09/2017 at 20:25:28
I expect, and hope for our sake given Gylfi's presence, he signs a contract within the year for some micky-mouse team in another continent.
12 Posted 12/09/2017 at 20:42:44
13 Posted 12/09/2017 at 21:07:15
14 Posted 12/09/2017 at 21:27:39
15 Posted 12/09/2017 at 21:28:41
Every week, I run out on two evenings along with various mates from all walks of life and we put our worries behind us and play this great game. Nothing else matters until afterwards.
If we can all manage this with our meagre resources and then I am sure that Wayne can also do so.
We could do with a bit of a siege mentality at Finch Farm at the moment. We need everyone to pull in the same direction. I have the distinct feeling that we are seeing signs of a power struggle behind the scenes that has been distracting for all concerned.
something is afoot!
16 Posted 12/09/2017 at 21:39:03
17 Posted 12/09/2017 at 21:40:08
Superb line. I was going to post that myself but I thought you'd tell me that was one of my shit comments!
19 Posted 12/09/2017 at 22:15:07
And Sunday is truly an accident waiting to happen. There won't be any fairy-tale endings. More likely an early ending. Play a winger. Play two strikers. Okay, if we lose, at least do so having shown some fight and invention.
Script probably already written. We know who is bound to score!!!
21 Posted 12/09/2017 at 22:34:29
Haha haha, nearly choked on my Cheerios there.
22 Posted 12/09/2017 at 22:42:47
When at his best he more than most earns his place. I am amazed at how many arm chair psychologists support Everton. Direct your advice to those who are screwed up on the field or on the sideline, in the manager's case.
23 Posted 12/09/2017 at 22:55:24
25 Posted 12/09/2017 at 23:49:00
26 Posted 13/09/2017 at 00:15:41
27 Posted 13/09/2017 at 01:04:50
He could do with a world class striker to pass forward to and to create some more space for him but apart from that he's been great for us.
28 Posted 13/09/2017 at 06:42:03
29 Posted 13/09/2017 at 06:53:50
30 Posted 13/09/2017 at 11:08:13
Sort it out, Wayne, and stick it to Manchester United!!
31 Posted 13/09/2017 at 12:56:12
32 Posted 13/09/2017 at 13:53:37
I don't know about Rooney drinking and driving, more like Keoman driving Rooney to drink!!!
33 Posted 13/09/2017 at 14:15:03
What is it with the timing of controversy in his personal life and his first return to his former club?
Remember the rousing Chorus "Yer fat and you allegedly have not been treating your lady quite right" - given to him and his acknowledgement of it? Just stood in the centre circle applauded the crowd, shrugged it off, and got on with the game.
I've got a feeling he'll do the same with the jibes from the Man Utd fans, but then again I'm expecting too much vocal creativity from the United fans.
34 Posted 13/09/2017 at 14:44:20
35 Posted 13/09/2017 at 15:15:45
36 Posted 13/09/2017 at 17:26:23
The rest of the human race are working their socks off so don't have time to worry about personal problems before nightfall. So it is a negative having so much time.
Can't last 90 minutes! Let's take – Mirallas 37 of 104 of his games – has he been on the pitch for 90 minutes let alone lasting 90? Deulofeu: 29 games and 8 times he was on for the full 90 mins. But these fancy Dans are not expected to last 90 minutes because they just... well they just.
But a guy who everyone on here says is giving his all is also expected to give it for the whole 90 minutes and at the end appear so fresh he could play another game. We really do like to stick it in. Forgive him. He left for medals.
37 Posted 13/09/2017 at 18:01:10
Ambulance driver to boss "Got caught shagging my neighbours daughter, the wife's not happy. Any chance of a month off to calm the waters?"
Boss to ambulance driver, "No problem son, you take a few weeks off. Just let me know when you'd like to come back so I can iron your uniform and make yer a nice cup of tea."
38 Posted 13/09/2017 at 19:41:10
But, he still has something left, not a lot, but a class above the rest of the also- rans alongside him.
I believe there's enough left in the tank for him to leave the blues with a little of the magic, and the occasional trophy, that the ungrateful Man Utd fans took as their right for so many years.
41 Posted 13/09/2017 at 23:08:11
42 Posted 13/09/2017 at 23:14:35
It's unfortunate in many ways, that we live in this have/have not society, it has always existed, and still foes today, people overpaid for whatever, and then they use their celebrity status, as an excuse, for being victimised.
In all fairness to Wayne he hasn't come out and blamed anyone, for his misdemeanours.
43 Posted 13/09/2017 at 23:45:20
44 Posted 14/09/2017 at 01:17:37
The whole camp looks like it's ready to implode. Say what you want about this group of players but you can't question their football ability. They are not doing the yards for Koeman.
Something is 100 percent not right behind closed doors. We haven't played one decent full game this year. The manager's head will roll before Xmas. I just hope the next guy coming in has a chance to keep us up!
45 Posted 14/09/2017 at 10:05:11
If someone can't be arsed to correctly write an article or report, or at least then to properly proof-read and correct it, then how are readers like me supposed to be arsed to read (and maybe comment on) it??? (Go on, giz a job.. I can do that!' Really.)
48 Posted 14/09/2017 at 15:04:22
49 Posted 16/09/2017 at 09:38:13
We've had a shite start to the season but Rooney has been a bright spot amid all the darkness. I can see him scoring against the Mancs and not celebrating.
50 Posted 16/09/2017 at 09:49:04
And unfortunately the bad headlines drive out the good headlines. We need balance just as we get on ToffeeWeb!
51 Posted 16/09/2017 at 10:02:27
They aren't prepared, mentally or financially, for stardom and have one of the cushiest jobs on earth, ie, they train for a few hours, play once or twice a week, then go home and they don't know what to do with themselves.
They've got huge bank balances, loads of hangers-on who are only too happy to spend their money, and loads of gold-digging birds who would die to be seen with a professional footballer like the most recent Rooney slag who's having her 15 minutes of fame whilst trying to find some other dim witted fucker who will fall for her "charms".
If any player is in need of a Jiminy Cricket then I am available for a (high) six-figure number. I'll tell 'em to it straight!
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