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EPL: Wayne Rooney scores as United beat Burnley 2-0, adds extra bite to Manchester derby

EPL: Wayne Rooney scores as United beat Burnley 2-0, adds extra bite to Manchester derby

The convincing victory -- United made light of the season-ending injury to top-scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic -- sets up an intriguing Manchester derby visit to City, now just one point above United, on Thursday.

Europa League: Unlikely lads looking to steer Manchester United to historic trophy

Europa League: Unlikely lads looking to steer Manchester United to historic trophy

United may be hamstrung by injures but it might be something of a blessing in disguise now that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is back from suspension and Paul Pogba recovered from injury as it gives Mourinho the chance to pick a settled outfit.

Sunil Chhetri finds his name along side Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney

Sunil Chhetri finds his name along side Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney

Cristiano Ronaldo sits atop on that list with 71 goals, followed by Argentina's Lionel Messi (58). And third placed Clint Dempsey of USA, has just three more than Chhetri, scoring 56 goals for his nation.

Gareth Southgate leaves door open for Wayne Rooney return

Gareth Southgate leaves door open for Wayne Rooney return

Rooney had already been dropped by Southgate in previous England matches and his latest omission was widely interpreted as a sign the 31-year-old is no longer needed by his country.

Wayne Rooney likely to leave Manchester United for boyhood club Everton this summer

Wayne Rooney likely to leave Manchester United for boyhood club Everton this summer

It is reported that Everton might be offering Rooney a deal of 150,000 pounds per week, an amount that would mark a considerable paycut given he currently earns around double of that. 

England manager Gareth Southgate erases Wayne Rooney out of every England picture

England manager Gareth Southgate erases Wayne Rooney out of every England picture

Although Rooney has been carrying a knee injury, Southgate indicated his lack of playing time with United meant he would not have been called up even if he had been fit.

Europa League Round Of 16 Preview: Former Manchester United winger Andrei Kanchelskis warns the Reds of Rostov threat

Europa League Round Of 16 Preview: Former Manchester United winger Andrei Kanchelskis warns the Reds of Rostov threat

The ex-Russian international believes Rostov have little chance of pulling off an upset with United boss Jose Mourinho chasing the only European trophy that still eludes the English giants

Jose Mourinho says he would like Wayne Rooney to be with Manchester United next season

Jose Mourinho says he would like Wayne Rooney to be with Manchester United next season

Three teams of the Chinese Super League have shown interest in Wayne Rooney in the past transfer market -- Beijing Guoan, Jiangsu Suning and Guangzhou Evergrande.

Manchester United in suspense over Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney futures

Manchester United in suspense over Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney futures

Already dropped from the starting XI, Rooney has played no part for United for the last month, firstly as a result of a muscle injury and then because he needed root canal treatment to sort out a dental problem.

League Cup: Jose Mourinho to review his decision over handing Rooney to start final

League Cup: Jose Mourinho to review his decision over handing Rooney to start final

In response, Mourinho confirmed Rooney would be involved at Wembley for what could prove to be his final appearance at the famous stadium for United.

Jose Mourinho happy with Wayne Rooney's decision to stay at Manchester United

Jose Mourinho happy with Wayne Rooney's decision to stay at Manchester United

United manager Mourinho was impressed with the way England forward Rooney handled rumours of a possible lucrative move to the Chinese Super League

Wayne Rooney quashes transfer rumors, says he is staying at Manchester United

Wayne Rooney quashes transfer rumors, says he is staying at Manchester United

Speculation over the experienced forward's future has intensified in recent weeks with Rooney, whose current United contract runs until mid-2018, often sidelined by manager Jose Mourinho

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney all set to make a move to Chinese Super League?

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney all set to make a move to Chinese Super League?

Rooney, who last month became United`s record scorer on 250 goals, trained at the club`s Carrington complex on Tuesday, before the 20-man party left for France where they will defend a 3-0 first-leg lead against Ligue 1 side St Etienne.

Manchester United's revenue climbs up by 18 percent

Manchester United's revenue climbs up by 18 percent

United expect record revenues of between £530 million and £540 million for 2016-17

Wayne Rooney's Manchester United goal scoring record might never be broken: Alex Ferguson

Wayne Rooney's Manchester United goal scoring record might never be broken: Alex Ferguson

Ferguson also saluted the way Mourinho has turned round the club`s season after an uncertain start.

Premier League: Wayne Rooney remains Jesse Lingard's role model at Manchester United

Premier League: Wayne Rooney remains Jesse Lingard's role model at Manchester United

United manager Jose Mourinho turned to young strikers Lingard and Marcus Rashford as well as veteran England captain Rooney, with all three players coming off the bench as United went in search of an equaliser at the Britannia Stadium.

Wayne Rooney breaks Bobby Charlton's record, Spurs fight back to salvage a point against Man City

Wayne Rooney breaks Bobby Charlton's record, Spurs fight back to salvage a point against Man City

Rooney surpassed Bobby Charlton`s tally of 249 goals for United when he struck with a superb effort deep into stoppage-time at the Britannia Stadium.

Talismanic Wayne Rooney breaks Bobby Charlton`s Manchester United goal record

Talismanic Wayne Rooney breaks Bobby Charlton`s Manchester United goal record

The 31-year-old forward, making his 546th United appearance, surpassed 1966 World Cup-winner Charlton`s record.

EPL Report: Manchester United score late against Stoke, Liverpool rocked by minnows Swansea

EPL Report: Manchester United score late against Stoke, Liverpool rocked by minnows Swansea

Rooney surpassed Bobby Charlton`s tally of 249 goals for United when he struck with a superb effort deep into stoppage-time at the Britannia Stadium.