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Former good article nominee Wayne Rooney was a good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.

Irish descent refs.[edit]

The article says "He is of Irish descent" ... but doesn't give reliable refs. Brakn (talk) 18:46, 14 August 2012 (UTC) he has a scottish grandmother [1] [2] 80.1.219.140 (talk) 14:58, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Vandalism detected[edit]

Can't edit the article since it's semi-protected, but the last edit is vandalism. Text added: "He also looks like a grandfather." http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wayne_Rooney&diff=512842982&oldid=512671776 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ossijaaskelainen (talkcontribs) 11:38, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

Error on page[edit]

Wayne Rooneys goals against Iceland were scored at the City of Manchester stadium, not Old Trafford, I was there. Still waiting for someone to update this massive error! Please see here someone http://www.englandfootballonline.com/seas2000-10/2003-04/M0813Ice2004.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mjstokes85 (talkcontribs) 08:45, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

 Done, I have fixed it now. Thanks for the notice.
  – HonorTheKing (talk) 08:42, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Gambling[edit]

If this reference is reliable, which i believe it is, a sentence should be added on his problem gambling, and he should be added to Category:People self-identifying as problem gamblers.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 05:29, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 25 November 2012[edit]

Please change the first picture to an updated one ThePoet08236 (talk) 11:13, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

Not done: please make your request in a "change X to Y" format. Please specify an image with which to replace the current one. HueSatLum ? 17:57, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

Edit Request on 14th December 2012[edit]

Wayne Rooney has scored 10 goals in 18 Manchester Derbies as of 9th December 2012. This is the most of any United player ever. Please mention that. The same match also saw him as the 6th man to reach the milestone of 150 Premier league goals. http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2896/premier-league/2012/12/11/3593981/rooney-proud-to-overtake-sir-bobby-charltons-manchester?source=breakingnews

Also, on 14th December, an official Barclays Global Fan Survey saw him voted as the most popular current player of the Premier League. This should be mentioned in his indiviual awards. http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/news/news/wayne-rooney-voted-number-one-in-fans-survey.html

Highest scorer of the Ferguson era[edit]

I think it is definitely worth mentioning that no one has scored more goals for Manchester Utd under Sir Alex Ferguson than Wayne Rooney. Also the picture is still hopelessly out of date and needs up-dating. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.29.28.91 (talk) 12:46, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 27 February 2013[edit]

In the opening paragraph, please replace "he got beaten by Theo Walcott" which is awful English with "he was bettered by Theo Walcott"

Thank you Robjim22 (talk) 14:34, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Done The entire section needs a copy edit for grammar. I didn't incorporate your exact wording but I believe the spirit of your request is there. —KuyaBriBriTalk 16:02, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 2 March 2013[edit]

I think Rooney's assists should be added as he hasn't played as the main striker since the 09/10 season and even before that season he played deeper when Ronaldo was at United. He also has approx. 14 goals and 12 assists this season which reflects on his role as a number 10.

He is also the 9th highest assist maker in premier league history with 128 assists. I believe his assist stats deserve to be shown.


EDIT: here is the link to the all time assist stat http://www.premiersoccerstats.com/Records.cfm?DOrderby=Ass&DYearby=All%20Seasons


here is the link for his assists season by season http://espnfc.com/players/format/design09/playerStats?playerId=21046&positionId=18&league=eng.1&lang=EN&xhr=0

the 'a' column shows the amount of assists, although it does not cover his assists in entirety

2.101.192.196 (talk) 19:46, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Please give a reliable source to confirm your claims. - Camyoung54 talk 18:40, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 4 March 2013[edit]

Rooney's premier league goals have been updated for this week but not the overall tally. He has 14 goals in all competitions this season, not 13. 11 in the premier league, 2 in the FA Cup and 1 in the Champions League. This means he has 195 in total for United and 212 career goals. For some reason someone only added to the premier league goal tally but not overall. Source would be the same ESPN which has been used. I have also gave two sources for my previous edit request above. You even have the 2 cup goals and 1 CL goal listed but have not added up the total properly.

2.101.192.196 (talk) 07:24, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Done. GoingBatty (talk) 14:22, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Klay Rooney[edit]

Wayne and Coleen's second son Klay has been born in the last few days and reported on in the last 24 hours, obviously this needs to be reflected in the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.31.11.100 (talk) 11:36, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 8 June 2013[edit]

I would like to change rooney a position from forward to forward/midfielder 121.222.88.220 (talk) 02:40, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. --ElHef (Meep?) 03:01, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

Sourcing[edit]

PeeJay2K3, you seem rather intent on adding this reference from The News of the World. Despite the fact that it isn't necessary as there's already a cite for the information. And the fact that The News of the World is about as crap as it gets and in no way a WP:RS.

WP:BLP states: Material should not be added to an article when the only sourcing is tabloid journalism. When material is both verifiable and noteworthy, it will have appeared in more reliable sources. -- Hillbillyholiday talk 13:01, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Edit Request:[edit]

Rooney has 144 premier league goals for United and 15 for Everton which is correct. However, you listed his premier league goals as 158. 144 + 15 = 159. Only the number 158 needs to be changed to 159, everything else seems correct. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.102.200.3 (talk) 04:27, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Edit Request: Goals scored[edit]

Bottom of the third paragraph:

"In April 2012, Rooney scored his 180th goal, making him United's fourth-highest goal-scorer of all time."

add

"In September 2013, Rooney scored his 200th goal."

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24028109 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.148.18.116 (talk) 21:54, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Wayne Rooneys: a line to be edited[edit]

"Rooney is reportedly the third highest-paid footballer in the world after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, with an annual income of €20.7 million (£18 million) including sponsorship deals.", this text has to be edited or removed because the third highest paid soccer player annually is Lionel Messi and the first is David Beckham as per forbes list of http://www.forbes.com/athletes/list/>The Highest Paid Athletes</a>. Please remove X as its not true. Mahanthathreyee (talk) 22:19, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

You know Beckham has retired now, right? – PeeJay 10:13, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Not done: but I've done something else. The point is, stating these things without a date is dodgy, because they change so rapidly. Please see Wikipedia:Recentism. When you give this kind of information, it's best to include a phrase such as "as of <date> ..." to avoid this kind of difficulty. I've done that using the current source. If you want to update to Mahanthathreyee's source, that's fine -- its date was June 2013. But as PeeJay2K3 says, Beckham has retired, so you never know when the next change is coming along. Gareth Bale? --Stfg (talk) 17:47, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

Wayne is now 28[edit]

Article is locked, please can someone update?--90.203.126.164 (talk) 00:06, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Where does it say anything else? The infobox on the right updates automatically and there aren't any mentions of his current age anywhere in the article. – PeeJay 00:24, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 25 October 2013[edit]

He's 28 years old

92.236.39.99 (talk) 10:38, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Not done: please make your request in a "change X to Y" format. That's already what the infobox says, and it automatically updates itself. Where in the article does it give a different age? --Stfg (talk) 11:16, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

England and United goals and appearances[edit]

In the article, it says he has played 88 games for England, but is actually 85. It also says he has played in 287 United games and scored 146 goals, but has actually played in 419 games and has scored 205 goals. Please fix!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by BillyTheDon111 (talkcontribs) 17:45, 27 November 2013‎ (UTC)

88 England caps is supported by a reliable source, and the infobox stats account for league matches only. Mattythewhite (talk) 18:30, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Info box out of date[edit]

Sky making a big thing of this being Rooney's "300 week - it's his 300th Premier league appearence ho ho ho".109.155.127.232 (talk) 19:31, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

  • Also doesn't tally with the "Career statistics" section further down the article.109.155.127.232 (talk) 19:43, 22 February 2014 (UTC)
So it's not really that out of date, is it? – PeeJay 20:45, 22 February 2014 (UTC)
    • Well, yes it was, if the article couldn't even be consistent. But sorted now, so all good.109.155.127.232 (talk) 06:20, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 27 March 2014[edit]

There is a line that starts from "On 22 March 2013,Rooney scored a brace and gave a goal nearly from the center of the ground..." Instead of 2013 there will be 2014...Thank You. Soumya Rishi (talk) 18:05, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

 Done - Thanks for pointing that out - Arjayay (talk) 18:18, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Copyright problem removed[edit]

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Semi-protected edit request on 6 August 2014[edit]

Moundhead316 (talk) 11:11, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Can you explain why we should suddenly start listing runner-up positions? Runners-up are usually only included where players have nothing else to fill the "Honours" section, but Rooney has won plenty. – PeeJay 14:01, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template.- Arjayay (talk) 16:46, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Source for supporting everton[edit]

doesn't exist where linked. never says anything about everton . 20 . http://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/wayne-rooney-no10

— Preceding unsigned comment added by PeteysHead (talkcontribs) 06:48, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 21 September 2014[edit]

please, Rooney goal is currently 218. thank you Sabastine caillendee (talk) 03:04, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done Exactly what changes do you want to be made? Please write in "please change XX to YY because..."-form and provide sources. Also please not that the player infobox is for league only and he has not 218 premier league goals. QED237 (talk) 11:08, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 29 September 2014[edit]

Honours 139.194.104.109 (talk) 18:38, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: as you have not requested a change.
If you want to suggest a change, please request this in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
Please also cite reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to, or changed in, any article. - Arjayay (talk) 18:48, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 9 October 2014[edit]

Wayne Rooney 42 goals for England. Scored 1 against San Marino 09/10/14 5.68.41.119 (talk) 19:31, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

 Done by another - we ask people NOT to update articles until the end of the match, as otherwise goals can be added more than once. Arjayay (talk) 10:50, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Edit Request[edit]

Rooney is a catholic. It mentions that he was raised catholic and married in the catholic, but doesn't mention he's catholic today. Can it be added with this source?http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/international/drawn-to-crosses-rooney-opens-up-about-his-religion-2002451.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.28.91.218 (talk) 21:30, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

International goals[edit]

I noticed that Rooney's international goals tally has been removed. Is this done deliberately or an act of vandalism?

International goals tables are being removed from all articles as per a recent discussion at WT:FOOTY. – PeeJay 23:18, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 20 October 2015[edit]

In the fourth paragraph, please change "He has won the Premier League Player of the Month award five times, a record he shares with Steven Gerrard." to "He has won the Premier League Player of the Month award five times, a record only bested by Steven Gerrard." or something to that effect. The official Premier League Player of the Month wiki page has Gerrard with 6 and Rooney with 5 (along with Robin van Persie). Nati.tessema (talk) 19:47, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 19 April 2016[edit]

The number of appearances and the number of goals scored by Wayne Rooney are given wrong. Instead of 363 appearances for Manchester United, he has appeared for 514 games so make the correction and change 363 appearances to 514 appearances. Also, the number of goals scored by him for Manchester United are 245 and NOT 177. Please change 177 goals to 245 goals http://www.officialwaynerooney.com/stats THE LINK MENTIONED WILL HELP YOU VERIFY THE STATS. 117.198.172.220 (talk) 12:33, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

If you're talking about the infobox on the right hand side of the page, those stats are for the league only. No changes will be made. – PeeJay 12:41, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

Not done as it clearly states under those stats "Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 April 2016." - Arjayay (talk) 12:50, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 21 January 2017[edit]

Rooney broke the record of Sir Bobby Charleston today against Stoke City. He has now scored 250 goals for Manchester United.

Edit to the 2016-17 season section. Adityasaky (talk) 17:07, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

 Done - by another - Arjayay (talk) 18:02, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 30 January 2017[edit]

There needs to be a period after where it says "He is the top scorer for Manchester United"2601:6C4:205:AAC0:E0A8:E2D7:43C4:9DD5 (talk) 01:01, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Done JTP (talkcontribs) 01:03, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 30 January 2017[edit]

Include the award Wayne Rooney received from Sir Bobby Charlton on 29th January 2017 prior to a 4-0 triumph against Wigan Athletic in the FA CUP 4th round victory!
Copyvio image removed
Krish7n8 (talk) 07:37, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Not done as that image is a copyright violation and has been nominated for deletion - Arjayay (talk) 11:17, 30 January 2017 (UTC)


Semi-protected edit request on 13 April 2017[edit]

Please change Wayne Rooney "Manchester United club appearances to 351 and Manchester United club goals to 250" beacause the information given is incorrect.The source from which I got the correct details is the Manchester United club app(available on playstore made by the club itself) itself (for which he plays).Also it is a worldwide known news that at the start of this year he became the clubs top scorer by scoring his 250th goal and is currently having 351 appearances. 103.218.171.178 (talk) 08:46, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

You (and many others) have failed to read the note in the infobox which says "* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 April 2017." (And I think you intended to say 551, rather than 351.) --David Biddulph (talk) 09:20, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

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Profile Picture[edit]

Shouldn't we get a picture of him in an Everton shirt now that he has signed for the club? Davefelmer (talk) 18:09, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

What's the rush? He's only just signed, so where do you think we're going to get a recent picture of him in an Everton shirt? Last time he played for them was 13 years ago! – PeeJay 18:13, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
On Everton's twitter account they have some pictures of him standing in the shirt. Maybe those could be used? I know there is no rush, but it seems a bit silly keeping the pic of him in a United shirt until he plays for Everton which could not be for several more weeks. Davefelmer (talk) 19:09, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
@Davefelmer: Every photo you see of Rooney in an Everton shirt at this stage is copyright, so they can't be used. You will have to wait for a non-copyrighted image to become available before any changes are made to the article and that could be months. JMHamo (talk) 19:14, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
Everton's first pre-season game is on July 13. What about an image from that game if he plays? Davefelmer (talk) 19:26, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
Have a read of the Image Use policy to get a better understanding. JMHamo (talk) 19:31, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, if someone goes to that game, takes a decent photo and uploads it with a free licence, that would be fine. But it would have to be a bloody good photo. – PeeJay 19:57, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 23 July 2017[edit]

Manchester united club appearances-559 Goals scored -253 47.29.61.254 (talk) 14:10, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

That is already included in the article. JMHamo (talk) 15:38, 23 July 2017 (UTC)