Wayne Rooney wants Out of Old TraffordBy: Rob | October 17th, 2010
Bit of a shocker coming out of Manchester, as under fire striker Wayne Rooney wants out of the door after a serious falling out with United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Rooney is currently in a dreadful run of form (coming immediately after the best run of form of his life, lets not forget) and revelations about his life off the field seem to have taken their toll.
Seems surprising, as despite his recent woes (he’s recently been dropped, which Fergie put down to injury, but which Rooney contradicted) as I had considered Rooney would get his form back (with Fergie’s support) and be at Man United basically forever.
I suppose the question is, if Rooney is heading out the door (and not playing high-risk contract games) where does he go? He’s never seemed the type to go abroad (although he might appreciate the lack of tabloid intrusion in other countries) but the main interested clubs would presumably come from Spain. Man City might want to nab him, but that does seem a little unlikely, and the days of Chelsea spending that kind of money appear to be a dimming memory.
There is always the chance this is just someone on Rooney’s behalf trying to provoke some transfer discussion (alarm bells ring when theres no solid quotes in a story, even one from a respected source) but this is a fascinating move whatever is going on. I’m sure we’ll find out more over the next couple of days.