After confirmation yesterday from the pre match press conference by the Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson it has become evident that the English star Wayne Rooney wants a way out of the club and is not willing to sign a new deal with the current club which is a really sad news for the United supporters. In his interview SAF has indicated that Rooney was reluctant to sign an offer which they provided pre World Cup and so it has nothing to do with the current situation in the country and he has made his mind long way back. Is it going to be United or Rooney who is going to miss the service of the alternative? Surely from the current situation it is going to be Manchester United who is going to miss his services badly in the immediate feature. As per SAF no player is irreplacable and as time moves on United will be able to find a player even though not of Rooney’s calibre, someone who can guide the team to victory. I am quite surprised by the interview of SAF. He is not much emotional when it comes to fight with players and in his 24 years of service I have never seen him plead any player to stay at the club not even when Ronaldo went off(Was it the confidence that Rooney was staying behind). There are only two reasons for SAF giving such and interview. On seeing the interview it felt like that both of them had more or like a father son relationship and now that Rooney has grown old to oppose his own dad. There are only two reasons for SAF giving such and interview.
- He gives a public stunt and shows himself as a hero leaving it to the public to persuade Rooney to remain at the club after all his efforts went out in wain.
- The alternate reason is that he has found out that his end days are not too far and now to find a new talent, brew him up and then make him shine is impossible as days are too near for his retirement. He didnt give a damn when he was to show the doors to Paul Ince, Stam, David Beckham and Nistelrooy. And he was successfull in finding replacements too. With Ronaldo for Beckham and Rooney for Nistelrooy his replacements only did better than his formers.
Wayne Rooney has stated that the club is not ambitious and he has stated that as a reason for his departure. The new club which Rooney joins may be more ambitious than United and he may win a lot of trophies and glory but one thing is not sure in the club and that is the love and affection shown by the fans. The club has stood behind him in all cases whenever he wanted and it is also ready to stand behind him now. He was brought here as an eighteen year old from Everton right after the Euro. He has been fed and brought up with all the qualities of good football in the turfs of Old Trafford. There has been a lot of sleepless nights working out hard in that pitch to come to this place. He could have exited out of United well in 2006 itself when there had to be a friendly duel between him and Ronaldo. How many of you would have dreamt that both of them would be playing together that too in England and win three trophies in a row and not to forget two consecutive european finals(won and lost a piece each).
What other Managers Say
He belongs to Manchester United. He belongs to Old Trafford. If at the end of the day Manchester United decide he wants to leave, give me a call. I like him, I like Sir Alex. I think the best thing for him is to stay there for life. He will stay at Old Trafford for sure.
Sure Mourinho wants Rooney on the team. But with the statement given out by the player himself to be out of the club has made Mourinho make a statement like this so that this will devalue him and then put him into the squad. Another tactic may be that Manchester United is possibly the next destination of Mourinho after SAF retires. So he doesn’t want to see the best player in the team go out and rather than try to persuade him to join back again after he returns to Old Trafford.
Has somebody opened the transfer window? We are not in the transfer market at the moment and we are not interested in buying anybody. We have plenty of players. It’s a story I’m happy to read in the newspapers but I’m happy to keep out of it. That means we are not buying anybody, we have enough strikers
It is weel evident that Wenger is not a big spender in the transfer market and even though Rooney is available for a move he couldn’t offord that to take place. Such is the frustation in his talk where he asks people to focus on football rather than on such talks outside the pitch.
I’m going to speak to my chairman to see if we can get Rooney to Tottenham but I doubt very much whether that will happen. These things need to come out into the open sometimes. The game belongs to the people and the people should know what happens more in football
He is one of the greatest players in the world as there are very few players with his qualities. He’s a player I admire very much.
Rooney is headed towards….
Most probably the destination would be Real Madrid. There are a lot of reasons why he is gonna go there. They are the one who have money, they are the one who have Cristiano Ronaldo, they are the one who have Mourinho and most clearly they are the one who have ambition and the thirst to win trophies. Mourinho has been a great fan of Rooney right from when he had his spell in England at Chelsea. Till now he has been playing against him and this is the chance in which he can make Rooney play for his team. Rooney can easily fit into the formation of Real Madrid which is currently lacking a world class central forward. Seeing the predicted line up they will be providing the best attack in the world though their defense is a kind of worry. But as Mourinho has proved in his previous teams in a couple of years he is sure to mend this defense and make it good like that of Chelsea and Inter. The versatility of the players will make Ronaldo, Rooney and Kaka to switch positions among themselves and make nights difficult for the opponents.
Real Madrid will be getting tough fight from their counterparts Barcelona for the bid to Rooney. Rooney is well known for some creative play and with the departures of Henry and Eto and the failure of Ibrahimovic, Rooney could well be the missing piece to the complete solution in Barcelona. Ronaldo rose to glory in presence and help from Rooney, think of what heights Messi could achieve if Rooney provides the same support to him coming here. The drawback with Barcelona is that they have won all the trophies at stake and they are not that ambitious to win a title. They are not ready to change their gameplay after it is starting to make them look a bit dull than the team that won six trophies in one season.
CHELSEA AND MANCHESTER CITY:
Chelsea doesn’t really need Rooney at the moment as they seem to be dominating English football right from the time when Mourinho managed things in Stamford Bridge. But they are not able to shine in European competitions and the addtion of a proven player in European competition, Wayne Rooney can answer all the woes. As of Manchester City they are of much need of players no matter what value tag the player has. So this will be a chance to boost up their squad and at present they are the only club who can afford the amount of money United asks. Also they will be of special interest in stealing the player from their rivals after they did the same with Tevez and it won’t be a surprise to see Rooney in a poster as below.
Though there may be a lot of options for Rooney there are only two candidates who really have a chance of making the move happen. With the squad almost enough and just to show the money power Abrahamovic wont be making a try to sign the player and so Chelsea are out of the race. With a reported amount of 470m debt announced last week Barcelona cannot afford this much big money(United will be demanding more on their asset even though the break out clause for Rooney is as low as 7m). So the remaining candidates are Real Madrid and Manchester City. Real Madrid have the upper edge in the fight because of Ronaldo. He can persuade Rooney to join him and live back the glory years both of them did during their reign at Manchester United. Rooney can be easily tempted with this. Manchester City are trying to build a good squad and Rooney can be a valuable addition but i dont think he will be just crossing city to make a move and lose all the respect and love he had earned among the United fans in the past six years. So REAL MADRID seems a possible destination for the English Striker.