Rooney is a rat, but I love it when sports fans whine about the wages of sports stars. comical stuff.
Posted by Raizzen on 10/24/2010
For fuck's sake he could go. Buy contractually tying him up isn't such a bad idea too as his sales will definitely generate money for the Glaz- erm, club.
He who disrespects the club like that shouldn't be allowed to stay.
Posted by danny on 10/24/2010
I don't think anyone who has followed this Prem. season would argue that Utd. w/o Rooney would storm on towards the title. Let's be realistic about the opposition. Spurs are improving, Arsenal looks good, Chelski are dominating and Shity has enough talent to beat anyone. Keeping Rooney is vital. Get a solid replacement and then sort out the issues.
Posted by TheJepit on 10/25/2010
Well, he is tied down for the next 3 years and at least his value went up again. Real and Barca can have him for more than what he was valued last week before the contract was signed.
He can be sold for more now and yes this will generate more money for the Gla-ehermm, club.
He had burned the bridge and it is up to him to rebuild it. All can be forgotten with a consecutive 40 goals season before be goes away.
They are not bigger than the club.
Posted by TheJepit on 10/25/2010
So the departure is delayed till next summer?
Posted by RedDevilsFan on 10/25/2010
are we sure the gaffer did not orchestrate this??? He got everything a manager could ask for... his best player is staying and is ALOT "happier" now... and he just got like an extra 100million to buy in new players...
Considering the relationship the gaffer have always had with wayne.... i dont think its entirely out of the question...
Posted by Robert Elias on 10/25/2010
Why point your fingers only at Wayne Rooney ?? When others have done the similar act, or worst, did you point your fingers at them when they did it ?? What about Ronaldo ?? He left Man.Utd. in a very disrespectful manner, leaving them struggling to find a player for Wayne Rooney to interact with. Come on, check out Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, and the list gores on and on. Check the $$$$ that are being paid to retain the services of top class players. Wake up folks !! Money talks and Nonsense walks !!
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Posted by kelvin on 10/25/2010
The quality of our play was not as good on Sunday. Too many mis-hit passes, and often a poor touch breaking down otherwise superb approach play. Scholes was off colour, O'Shea was terrible at leftback and Evra looked less effective than usual at Left Wing. Both our goals took an element of luck, although full points for inventiveness on the first....and my heart stopped for a while when I thought Stoke's goal (well deserved), meant more points dropped.
But it was a gutsy display, and it looked like a team who wanted to give it a good fight.....
I can live with that.
Posted by MUfan on 10/25/2010
I'm still angry with the bloody cow head rooney. how come he can questioned on the ambition of MU? how come he have that doubt when he have been with MU for such period which gave such number of trophysssssssss?
He is really a stupid cow... not realising we have a man called Alex Ferguson---->AF=====>Ambition Forever!!!!!!perhaps rooney still a boy who haven't come to age.
Posted by Maverick on 10/25/2010
Mark, This what I call the greatest media circus or baloney that hit the headlines last week. Trash talk is all I can say. Rooney will not go down well with all the fans around the world for what he had claimed. If his heart is not with the club or he was ill advice by his agent,sell him and get rid of the cancer. Who knows in the near future, he and his agent will adopt the same ploy to blackmail the club.
On the other hand maybe this is just an investment ploy to keep his valuation as a player stable for other clubs who wants to sign him in the near future. It may be a win win situation or Man Utd might get burn by way of his performance to date. Remember the value of the player will be judged by his performance and knowledge of the game.
I simply think that he is overrated by the media and I hope that with last night performance against Stoke, Hernandez performance will wake up a few sleepy ideas still percieved by some players.
Posted by Malcolm on 10/25/2010
the clubs focus should be more in developing more players like 'little pea' and darren fletcher rather than rats who want leave at the drop of a hat.nobody's that special wayne.
Posted by tuhin on 10/25/2010
The nearest drama to this one happens in a number of Bollywood movies in India when things take a dramatic
There are various ways to look at why Wayne stuck on with us.
1) The manager sat him down and told him about everything that the club did for the boy for 6 years. He also told him that like Ronaldo, he would sell him at the right time i.e. when a fat fee was coming. With 1 year left, even Huddersfield Town wouldn't need heavy cash to buy the chap eventually. Hence, he made him sign a new contract to hike his price and will sell him shortly..in 1 year.
2) It was a brilliant ploy with Rooney and all players in cahoots to make the owners cough up money. The grave situation, the unwillingness of key player who questioned the 'ambition' all played the cards in the club's favour and the Glazers may cough up some money.
3) Alex Ferguson had come to the end of the tether and was outplayed by Rooney and Stretford, giving way to a better contract.
Posted by Eddie G. on 10/25/2010
You know, I doubt it'll ever be reason 3. We all know that as far as Fergie is concerned, he's the boss. And he would stop at nothing to reiterate that.
But reason 2 however seems like quite the possibility. I might have taken a couple of potshots at Roo's mecenary behaviour, but in retrospect, no one is talking about Rooney's alleged extra-marital affair or his waning (pun not intended) performance on the pitch. This might be exactly what the gaffer had wanted - to allow Wayne the chance to focus on his football.
Reason 1 might also be a huge possibility, with Fergie promising Wayne a chance to move, but not before cashing in big on it. It's win-win.
Although where Rooney might eventually wind up is just beyond me. As far as I'm concerned, a move to any other club in England would be a step down for him as far as "ambition" is concerned. Madrid or Barca perhaps... Maybe he misses his darling Cristina xD
Posted by peroutsios on 10/26/2010
I wouldn't be at all surprised if this contract extension is just until the summer. Rooney would be a lot cheaper if he were to be sold in January whereas keeping him until the summer will keep his price higher than now. As for the Stoke match as some people have mentioned i was disapointed by the display but glad we got the 3 points in the end. I was not surprised they equalised as they put us under pressure in the second half and we seem to give the ball away a lot, especially O'Shea. I am glad we managed to win but the situation could have been very different had Gary been sent off. At least we got an away win this season which will hopefully help the players' morale.
Posted by Hariraj on 10/26/2010
Guys, whatever that has been said and done, the root cause of is GLAZER. Get them out and MUFC will rejuvenate by itself and will remain to be the world's biggest club. Making so much of money yet record a LOSS. Only GLAZER's can do it.
Posted by RedDevilsFan on 10/26/2010
as much as i would like to see glazers leave... any good business-man worth his salt knows if he lets go of United now without gaining any sort of profit would be idiocy. They'll keep milking United dry while waiting for a rich buyer to come along and offer them 2 billion. Debt free and loads of profit.
If i have ever learned anything from being a United fan is that the gaffer almost always does the right thing for the club.
Eddie G. pointed it out something interesting too... no one remembers that chick he's humping now...
and although i do not like to conform to fan-stereotypes. I have to say... when wayne start scoring goals like he did last season... I very may well not dwell on this for too long...
Long Story Short.... Rooney is a talented player and he's staying... the Gaffers been given 100m (allegedly) to buy new players... lets see in january if theres any truth to it... and if there is, all the better for us!
Glory Glory Man United!
Posted by tuhin on 10/27/2010
You know, I'd love it if it were reason 2...it's my favourite....:)
Posted by David Saxon Jones on 10/27/2010
Interestingly enough, the way the "Little Pea" is playing, even when Wayne is fit, assuming Chicho carries on scoring, i don't see how there will be room for Rooney, unless we play 3 strikers. I'm not sure that Chicho and Rooney can play together in a 2 man strike force. Is's all very well signing this new contract and for whatever the "Reasons" for both player and club where, Rooney has got a hell of a lot of work to do to win back the trust and to get his form back. If he doesn't play much over the rest of the season or doesn't play very well and Capello comes through with his threat about Rooney's England place, i very much doubt Rooney will still be worth 60 or 70 million. As a die hard United fan, i just want us to win and to win well with all the charachteristics that have mad United what it is. One thing is for sure, if a salary cap of 50K per YEAR was issued, i would love to see how many of the Premier league players would still want to put their boots on!
Posted by Joshua Curacao's top MU Fan on 10/29/2010
i thing the Glazer familie did well by giving Sir Alex ferguson 100m, that money can do manchester united well by signing player like Wesley Snijders, or maby the dutch younster I.Affelay how is now with P.S.V Eindhoven,I thing he would be the best long term replacement for Paul Scholes.
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