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Rooney Must Back Down


Speculation over the future of Wayne Rooney is beginning to reach fever pitch. The Gaffer has already given us his opinion on the issue which is dividing football fans. Who is in the wrong? Sir Alex Ferguson or Wayne Rooney?

If I was writing this article earlier on this year, then I can guarantee the news would have caused great shock and disappointment for United fans, however with Rooney’s shocking form of late, I highly doubt whether the announcement will cause such a stir.

Ever since picking up an ankle injury during United’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich, everything has gone wrong for Rooney. Whether it has been his private life, a continuing niggling injury or his general form, nothing has been right in the world of the former Everton man. Now it appears his relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson has broke down, which unfortunately could bring even darker times for the forward.

Rooney should know that nobody takes on Ferguson and wins, it just doesn’t happen. If Rooney is turning down a new contract in a bid to hold out for more money, then Ferguson won’t crack. The message has always been from the Scott that no one player is bigger than the club; surely Rooney is aware that this applies to him too.

If he doesn’t Rooney will be heading for the exit, it is as simple as that. While a departure may give him his pay day, in the long term he will only regret leaving United.  Whether he moves to a big European club or a makes a shock move to Manchester City, Rooney will only look back at his time at United with regret. Nobody moves on from Old Trafford to better things.

The most successful big name departure from Manchester United in recent years was David Beckham, and even he will admit he should have made more out of his time with the Red Devils, I seriously hope Beckham, a close friend of Rooney, is encouraging Rooney to back down and stay put.

I write this is as a football fan in general who wants to see Rooney make the most out of his talent. While things aren’t going well for him at the moment they will do soon. In the long term there is no better club to get the best out of Rooney and for that reason he should back down and give way to Ferguson before he is shown the exit door.

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  1. tonyspeed

    October 19, 2010 at 8:27 am

    this just goes to show you that the era of scholes, giggs, and others who play for the team has ended. the era of pompous beckham spawn has fully taken over where footballers are nothing but selfish, money-grubbing man-whores who see the world through me-first over-sized shades. they are no longer human beings, they are leeches that attach themselves to clubs until satiated.

  2. coachie ballgames

    October 18, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I disagree. Roy Keane is right, the career of a footballer is short, one minute they love you next they are selling you down the river. Keane’s advice to Roons is sound, he should look out for himself first.

  3. Haoyu

    October 18, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    City needs to buy Rooney. Look at the last United buy (Mr. Tevez anyone?). Somehow whenever the Red Devils turn to the blue they become wonderful.

  4. Matthew Reed

    October 18, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    As a long time City supporter who is finally seeing the dawn of a better day….please, dear god, PLEASE don’t sign Rooney or Torres. If you “have” to spend that money (even if they say they don’t) spend it on emerging talent (Augero, Neymar) or on the Acadamy.

    CTID but please don’t test my love of the citizens by signing Shrek or El Nino.

  5. Pryce

    October 18, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    I’m sick of Reading about him now, They say he’s a goal machine, I say fergie is a ‘goal machine’ machine!!! As long as he doesn’t goto city I couldn’t care less! I’d rather he go to the rent boys

  6. Lars

    October 18, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    He should move back to Liverpool City, but this time joining “the Reds”. Then we can have two misfiring players sorting themselves out together..

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