Wayne Rooney wins another award despite dismal Manchester United season

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Wayne Rooney has been named England Player of the Year for 2015.

The Manchester United striker, who captains both his club and his country, claimed 37% of a supporters vote – conducted by The FA – to retain the award he won in 2014.

Rooney’s form for United in 2015 was dismal. He scored just six goals in 22 games between January and May, before continuing his struggle during the 2015-16 season, in which he has netted only three times in 16 Premier League appearances.

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While 2015 was a stinking year for Rooney at United, his England performances were, at worst, solid.

Rooney scored five goals in seven starts for the Three Lions, including two from the penalty spot.

His spot kick in September’s 2-0 win over Switzerland broke Bobby Charlton’s long-standing record to become England’s all-time record goalscorer.

Rooney’s goals helped England book their place at Euro 2016 as the only nation to win all 10 qualifying matches.

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland, who has made two senior appearances in 2015, was voted England’s U21 Player of the Year.

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