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Friday, 22 October 2010

Rooney U-turn!

Well, what a strange few days it has been in the world of Wayne Rooney. As I posted earlier in the week, Wayne Rooney publicly came out and said that he was seeking a move away from Manchester United. This led to a flurry of media speculation and response, my personal favourite being Ian Holloway (Blackpool Manager and my Mum's classmate at school)'s rant at Rooney, which can be viewed using the link below:

http://www.skysports.com/video/inline/0,26691,16426_6458632,00.html

Anyway, all of this speculation has now been ended in a bizarre turnaround by the England striker, who has today signed a new 5-year contract with Manchester United, with Rooney becoming the highest paid player in United's history earning a reported £180,000 a week.

With this strange saga complete, my personal opinion is although Rooney has pledged his commitment to the club, he made a big mistake in the way this was handled and took some very bad advice from his agent. Not only does it look like he has come crawling back with his tail between his legs; he has also offended all of his team mates by stating that the club wasn't strong enough anymore.

It will be interesting to see how the season unfolds for Rooney now. Personally, after all that has happened, I hope he has a miserable season and gets the criticism he deserves from United fans, pundits and the media. Throwing your toys out the pram is not only immature, but highly unprofessional. Perhaps Rooney should learn from Steven Gerrard, who seems to suffer in silence as the great player he is watches his beloved team get worse and worse every year.

27 comments:

  1. Wow, Ian Holloway was upset.
    "what are we doing, as human beings..." lol. He was very passionate about this.

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  2. wayne rooney is a great soccer player.
    however, he is quite "wild" off the football field, too...

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  3. meh life goes on.... following follow back

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  4. $180000 p/w is a disgusting amount for anyone to make.

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  5. foolish. I'm actually almost as disgusted with United for taking him back. Does either end of this deal have any pride?

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  6. this guy is quite awesome, right?

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  7. united ... what is happening with you

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  8. As a United fan, I'm just glad he's back! Ultimately, he made the right choice. He knows where his bread is buttered :)

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  9. ahhh i stopped following soccer a long while back

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  10. it is just soccer talk, these boys do this stuff all the time

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  11. WTF?? 180,000 a week is just ridiculous.

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  12. Thats a lot of dosh hes making.

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  13. he looks like a moron if that counts for anything.

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  14. interested to hear the chants at stoke tomorrow, even if he's not playing >:)

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