1 May 2010

Injured Rooney keeps winning awards

11:17 am on 1 May 2010

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been named Footballer of the Year for the first time by the Football Writers Association, his second major award of a remarkable football season.

Rooney, who has scored 34 goals for United in all competitions this season, took 80 percent of the votes cast by members of the FWA.

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba was a distant second in the voting with Manchester City's Argentine frontman Carlos Tevez in third position.

Rooney was voted PFA Player of the Year on Monday and also the Premier League's fans Player of the Season later in the week.

He is unlikely to play in United's final two Premier League games as they try and overhaul Chelsea at the top of the table because of a groin strain, having recovered quicker than expected from an ankle injury.