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A year in English football: Wayne´s world unravels

The fluctuating fortunes of Wayne Rooney this year once again highlighted English football's age-old tendency of flattering to deceive as the Premier League lost some of its sparkle.

Rooney was the toast of England in May after a barnstorming domestic campaign which saw him finish with 34 goals for Manchester United while scooping the Players' Player of the Year and Footballer of the Year awards.

While Rooney's heroics were not enough to prevent Chelsea winning a Premier League and FA Cup double, the striker's form left England in buoyant mood as they headed to South Africa for the World Cup.

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Maradona2141d ago

He is comming back. Its important for Manu, England and himself. He is strong and will be good in the christmas games.