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    Rooney statement

    Rooney has released a statement in response to Sir Alex Ferguson's comments on Tuesday. And in it, he confirms he wants to leave Old Trafford.

    "I met with David Gill last week and he did not give me any of the assurances I was seeking about the future squad," said Rooney. "I then told him that I would not be signing a new contract."

    Rooney admitted he was surprised by the depth of Ferguson's comments on Tuesday, adding: "I was interested to hear what Sir Alex had to say yesterday (Tuesday) and surprised by some of it. It is absolutely true, as he said, that my agent and I have had a number of meetings with the club about a new contract. During those meetings in August I asked for assurances about the continued ability of the club to attract the top players in the world.

    "I have never had anything but complete respect for MUFC. How could I not have done given its fantastic history and especially the last six years in which I have been lucky to play a part? For me its all about winning trophies - as the club has always done under Sir Alex. Because of that I think the questions I was asking were justified.

    "Despite recent difficulties, I know I will always owe Sir Alex Ferguson a huge debt. He is a great manager and mentor who has helped and supported me from the day he signed me from Everton when I was only 18. For Manchester United's sake I wish he could go on forever because he's a one off and a genius."

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    at least he is honest, the future isn't bright in the red half of manchester and he knows it......

    Original Poster

    yep sad but true

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    I mentioned it in the other thread, but Rooney is right about the squad and Ferguson is screwing the fans over with his support for the Glazers.

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    FilthAndFurry

    I mentioned it in the other thread, but Rooney is right about the squad … I mentioned it in the other thread, but Rooney is right about the squad and Ferguson is screwing the fans over with his support for the Glazers.



    he is right about the squad, but if he goes to citeh on £500k a week then it is pure greed imo

    Keep the Red Flag Flying High 'cos Man United will never die......

    Remember Fergie IS ALWAYS RIGHT.

    Let him go, so be it........

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    Charlie Scene

    he is right about the squad, but if he goes to citeh on £500k a week then … he is right about the squad, but if he goes to citeh on £500k a week then it is pure greed imo



    Man City will have the squad to challenge for honours. If he only got paid £50k would it still be greed?

    No, it would show that this move isnt just about where he can get more money (which it is)

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    FilthAndFurry

    Man City will have the squad to challenge for honours. If he only got … Man City will have the squad to challenge for honours. If he only got paid £50k would it still be greed?



    "only £50k a week" lol it's still silly money obv. but in answer to your question then no it wouldn't be greed

    Manchester United have lost far better players than Rooney and survived and, judging on his current form, he will be no great loss anyway.

    A frontline of Hernandez and Berbatov is certainly dangerous and his departure could well mean United gel together as a team instead of relying on one player.

    For all his talent, Rooney has only ever broke the 20 goal mark - last season - and that is an unacceptable return for the considerable investment in transfer fees and wages. Even then, all the games came inside the penalty box (and quite a few penalties) and most were against the weaker sides, his four goals against Hull for example. A poacher for a side that creates as many chances as United do is always going to score, there is nothing unique about Rooney and he can be replaced by a younger, hungrier player, Hernandez in this case.

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    mighty mugger

    Manchester United have lost far better players than Rooney and survived … Manchester United have lost far better players than Rooney and survived and, judging on his current form, he will be no great loss anyway.A frontline of Hernandez and Berbatov is certainly dangerous and his departure could well mean United gel together as a team instead of relying on one player.For all his talent, Rooney has only ever broke the 20 goal mark - last season - and that is an unacceptable return for the considerable investment in transfer fees and wages. Even then, all the games came inside the penalty box (and quite a few penalties) and most were against the weaker sides, his four goals against Hull for example. A poacher for a side that creates as many chances as United do is always going to score, there is nothing unique about Rooney and he can be replaced by a younger, hungrier player, Hernandez in this case.



    Hernandez is not a Rooney replacement.

    Valencia and Nani weren't Ronaldo replacements.

    Scholes, Giggs, Neville and Van Der Sar will all need replacing in the next 2-3 seasons.

    Rooney is seeing the writing on the wall and moving on for money AND trophies.

    Rooney may be or has been a higher than average talalent in the football scene, BUT is is not a quality person and that combined with talent makes a great footballer, and however talented Rooney is he will never be a great player as his personality lets him down,
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