Topic: Where next for Rooney….
07/03/2013 at 7:29 AM #240681
So, rumor’s are abound, that Looney and Fergie are no longer best friends anymore and a possible 20-25 mil bid could be enough to prise him away. Any takers? Not too sure I would want him at my Spuds, the 200k a week he would want I think would be better spent topping up a few other contracts first, and secondly, I do genuinely think he isn’t the player he used to be. What does everybody else think?07/03/2013 at 8:06 AM #240682
Rumours mate, nothing more.07/03/2013 at 8:46 AM #240685
I can’t help thinking that this could well be a storm in a tea cup whipped up by the media.
The decision by SAF not to play Rooney v Real Madrid could very well have been purely tactical and let’s face it tactically it nearly worked too!
I fully expect a very highly motivated Rooney to take the field v Chelsea on Sunday, unfortunately !07/03/2013 at 8:50 AM #240686
I know people keep saying that it was tactical and that they thought it was working but I don’t think I agree. Just because United were leading up to teh sending off doesn’t mean it is down to just Rooney being on the bench – its a bit more complex than that.
From the bits I saw I thought Rooney woudl have done more in the role that Wellbeck played – and woudl have posed more threat, plus he works hard and tackles back etc. Rooney is almost as mobile as Wellbeck – and is more experienced. I didnt see the sense of that.
Would Rooney have scored some of the chances Wellbeck had, and would he have created more? I think it’s yes to both07/03/2013 at 8:53 AM #240687
Surely Fergie would only sell him if he was trying to fund a deal for someone else? CR?07/03/2013 at 8:56 AM #240688
Mountain out of a mole hill07/03/2013 at 9:08 AM #240689
Sean the sailorParticipant
totally agree beni,Rooney is very good in the hole.He would have done a great job on alonso and is a much better player then welbeck going forward.
30m? is that realistic.I thought it would be more.The lad is only 27 i think.Just reaching in his peak and is a brilliant footballer.As one of the lads pointed out before that rooney takes a while to regain his full fitness after even a small injury.
i thoughgt it was a very strange decision to drop him on tuesday.07/03/2013 at 9:10 AM #240691
I’m not convinced that Rooney would have stuck methodically to the task. He has a tendency to wander when trying to force things and this could have given RM more opportunity.07/03/2013 at 9:21 AM #240692
Sean the sailorParticipant
its one of the biggest games of the season.Rooney is one of utds biggest players and he doesnt play?Its a strange one.07/03/2013 at 9:23 AM #240693
even if ferguson wanted rid of rooney, which i doubt he does, there are not too many teams could afford his 330k wages (his average wage from man utd inc. bonuses and image rights). real madrid? barcelona? psg? err, is that it? its like the wesley sneijder situation.
the other point is its wayne rooney. he is not a natural athlete and might only have 3 -4 years left at the top. not many clubs want to spend a huge fee for someone who looks more like a darts player than a footballer.
the other other point is, could wayne rooney adapt to living in spain or paris? i doubt it.07/03/2013 at 9:37 AM #240694
Can’t see it happening myself,Rooney and Holes….Who would have thought it!!07/03/2013 at 9:56 AM #240695
best I saw of Wayne was the back end of the 11 season. the last 3 months he was sensational and played as 2 players.
he is just not disciplined enough these days. i hope he recovers his form and stature in the game.
dont think he will leave also.07/03/2013 at 10:29 AM #240696
Doubt he would leave but wouldn’t be too distraught if it happened, I’ve never had the same affection for him after his ‘I’m too good to play in this team’ crap he and his agent came up with to increase their bank balance. So if SAF decides to move him on, im sure he’s lined upa worthy replacement.
In regards to Tuesday, his form at the moment is not that great BUT he always delivers in the big games and imo he should have started. It was a gamble by SAF and it was working fine until the red card, but hey, you win some you lose some.07/03/2013 at 10:59 AM #240699
I dont think it was a gamble at all – in the first leg his touch, positioning and passes were attrocious to put it mildly. SAF has manged this side for 26 years, he knows its not a gamble to drop him. Giggs replaced him and was brilliant. Wellbeck played reallty well. Nani created the goal.07/03/2013 at 11:19 AM #240704
you don’t think it was a gamble? nani, giggs or welbeck ahead of rooney? in your biggest game of the season? before kick off every single person on here would of expecting rooney to start. it was definitely a gamble and it backfired as you are out. maybe man utd would still of gone out if rooney had started but we will never know.07/03/2013 at 11:24 AM #240708
No, I dont think it was a gamble. As said earlier, in the first leg he was the worst player on the pitch. United were 1-0 up before the contentious moment of the game came about.
He makes mistakes does SAF, but leaving Rooney out of this game for Wellbeck to harry Alonso, Nani to provide NATURAL width and Giggs (disciplined to track up and down, and break up the Ronaldo/FC axi) was not one.
It is a squad game. United chose the squad best suited for this tie – which was sit deep, break quick – as real are not as effective when they have the whole team to break down – they play on the break, much like United do.07/03/2013 at 2:18 PM #240714
I’m with YK on this one.07/03/2013 at 2:48 PM #240715
whats next for him is that he will knuckle down, get into form quite quickly, play well till the end of the season, have a brilliant pre season, and sign a new contract by october.
or, he could be on the bench against chelsea, not find favour again, and be off to Paris in June.07/03/2013 at 3:18 PM #240722
His never eally been a likeable person but I always rated Rooney-there are already reports coming in that certain rival clubs are about to test the possibility-he can still be one of the top players in the EPL – only City though would match his wages07/03/2013 at 6:10 PM #240734
Old Trafford on Sunday. He’ll definately be playing.08/03/2013 at 11:17 AM #240814
Fergie has said that he will stay.08/03/2013 at 11:43 AM #240816
he also said van persie could have been killed!08/03/2013 at 12:52 PM #240824
2 more papers banned until they apologise! Lol.08/03/2013 at 12:55 PM #240826
He bans who he wants. He bans who he wannttttssss. Until they apologise, he will ban who he wants.08/03/2013 at 1:53 PM #240831
With FFPR hitting in hard,i can see no EPL teams going for Rooney,were he to
leave OT considering his wages and transfer fee involved.PSG or Anzhi-but maybe Monaco is another option for him,they are returning to French top tier,after relegation couple of years back,and are owned by another russian billionaire.They will be another team to look for in the summer transfer market,already being linked with the likes of Nasri,Ribery,Moutinho,Vidal,Kaka,Tevez,Torres ,Evra,Sagna etc,etc.
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