Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney reacts to winning prestigious award

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Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is delighted to have been voted the England Player of the Year 2014.

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney is delighted to have been voted the England Player of the Year 2014.

The 29-year-old won the prestigious award as voted by the England fans, who were overwhelmingly in favour of the United captain.

Rooney featured in every Three Lions’ game in 2014, scoring eight goals in the process and also becoming a ‘centurion’.

“I’m both very happy and proud to be named the England fan’s Player of the Year,” he wrote on his website. “The fact that this award is chosen by the fans makes it even more special, so I would like to thank all those who voted.

“I would also like to thank all the England fans for their support throughout what was a mixed year. The highlight of the year for me has to be being named captain.

“It’s a huge honour just to play for your country so to be named England captain was a dream come true and something I take great pride in doing.

“Another highlight has to be walking out with my kids on my 100th cap, that was a special moment.”

Looking ahead to 2015, Rooney said: “For 2015 I just hope that we carry on the form we have shown in the last few games and secure qualification for the European Championship.”

Rooney has been in impressive form so far this season for United, scoring eight goals and creating 21 chances in 16 Premier League appearances, while having a pass accuracy of 85% and a shot accuracy of 50%.

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