OK, so yesterdays hero has decided he no longer wants to play for the club. It happens from time to time and whilst I can see this can hurt, I really find it hard to accept the mentality that has gone along with this.
He's asked the club if they have the finances to buy the new players he thinks they need after apparently becoming a selling club in the last couple of seasons because of the huge debts. Seems fair enough.
He's fallen out with Ferguson who lied to the media to try to get him pulled out of England matches by claiming he's injured. Is he wrong to feel angry at that? I dont think he is.
And now its become fashionable to stand outside his house wearing a hoodie and ready to attack him it seems.
He is / was a talent and will be a great loss to the club, so I can empathise with that aspect of all this.
But he has just given Manchester United knowledge that he doesnt want a new contract, giving the cash strapped club time to sell and get his full value. Something that should be aplauded I'd say.
Ferguson is a good manager, there is no doubt, but he's pretty ruthless and nasty when it comes to the mind games. It seems he's done to Rooney now exactly what he did to Tevez. And for what reason other than the club no longer has the finances it had a few years ago. There is no way he wanted to sell Ronaldo and Tevez and now Rooney - particulalry when there are no replacements coming through and Scholes, Giggs, Van Der Saar all need to be replaced and no money to buy.
I'd agree with anyone who wants to say Rooney is greedy, ugly, unfaithful, out of form etc. But my take here on this transfer is Ferguson is the one that needs the examination.
Lets be fair. What would your feeling had been, if he did what Campbell did at Spurs (where a £24M bid from Madrid was turned done) and delayed until he went free on a Bosman? On that note - i read today that Villa fans should be concerned with their star winger deciding that he wants to concentrate on his football rather than sign a new deal now. Thats what Campbell said! Be afraid Villa fans!
Anyway... there will be life after Rooney.... but do all you Man utd fans all think everything is down to him and the points made above no substance?
I hated Rooney, but now I love him again.
But it did make me so sad, I cried.
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I'm all embarrassed now. LOL
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