I have to say I was surprised with the degree of unprofessionalism that Rooney has shown. I also think Alex Ferguson's sadness was overplayed to harm Rooney's image. AF has been around long enough for not being so emotionally involved with a superstar. He may have looked disappointed, but he didn't pull any punches and his attitude only helped reinforce Rooney's guilt in this affair.
It would be amazing if he went to City. The drama would be tremendous.
I'm not at all surprised by Rooney's lack of professionalism: he's not exactly from well-bred stock is he? If he went to City it'll show all he's interested in is money which, given he's got shed loads already, means he ultimately won't be any happier there, so I can't see this myself.
Regarding Fergie, I think he was genuinely exasperated by Rooney. Where does this leave Fergie? Yet another new Man U team to build when City and Chelsea have unlimited funds and Man U are crippled with debt: time to call it a day and retire?
Originally posted by ElleEffSeee I'm not at all surprised by Rooney's lack of professionalism: he's not exactly from well-bred stock is he? If he went to City it'll show all he's interested in is money which, given he's got shed loads already, means he ultimately won't be any happier there, so I can't see this myself.
Regarding Fergie, I think he was genuinely exasperated by Rooney. ...[text shortened]... have unlimited funds and Man U are crippled with debt: time to call it a day and retire?
players have come, players have gone. Some players have learnt the hard way that no player is bigger than Manchester United, the team.
Rooney wants to leave - well goodbye then. but, here are my issues....
1, It seems that a lot of united fans are starting to blame the Glazer's for Rooney wanting to leave. This is rubbish. I am a proud owner of a green and gold scarf and want rid of the Glazers as much as anyone else, but this is not about the Glazers - its about Rooneys greed, possibly his naivety, possible his agents greed. United rarely have been a team that buys superstars - generally it buys youngsters and moulds them into stars...often they are youngsters that already have some talent (Rooney himself a good example of that) that needs nurturing, but rarely does Sir Alex buy a superstar - and when he does they generally don't do too well at united. So for Rooney to say we lack ambition because we haven't bought in decent players to replace Tevez and Ronaldo is rubbish
2, Rooney should not be allowed to go to any other Premier league club - at least none of those that are realistically fighting for the title this season. More than anything else - he should not be allowed to go to City.
ManU fans need to stop deluding themselves. He's given his reason and ManU haven't countered it.
Rooney has seen what's happened (losing Ronaldo & Tevez and not replacing them) and what's coming (retirements of key players, possibly a manager and vastly reduced transfer funds) and he wants out. I don't blame him.
As much as I despise ManU, I think it's a sad state of affairs when leveraged buy outs can bring teams like them and Liverpool tumbling, whilst the super rich can turn decent clubs like Chelsea and Man City into world beaters almost overnight.
What is actually taking place is Fergie's last and greatest masterstroke, carried out with the aid of a young and talented player who's love of the club is such that, for the short term at least, he's willing to debase himself and sacrifice the respect of the fans and the wider footballing world in order to rid United of the Glazers. Without being able to keep the best players and attract others, success on the pitch disappears, the price of the club dwindles and with it the Glazers potential profit - forcing them to sell whilst they can. So, with Ferguson pulling the strings, Rooney voluntarily assumes the mantle of the saviour Judas and brings about the promised lands of the Green and Gold.