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United - Ferguson Confirms Rooney Wants to Leave!

There was really going to be no hiding place was there!

With the UEFA press conference a mandatory affair and with those journalists able to attend that Sir Alex had banned from the domestic affairs, there was never going to be any chance of gliding over the Rooney affair.

In admitting that the player had chosen to leave Manchester United, Sir Alex used words such as shocked and disappointed to describe how he felt.

Recalling what had been said not too long ago, Sir Alex gave an indication of how long the current situation had been going on when he remarked,

"We are as bemused as anyone can be, we can`t quite understand why he would want to leave."

"I was in the office on 14 August and David phoned me to say (Rooney) wasn`t signing a contract."

"I was dumfounded. Only months before he was saying he was at the greatest club in the world."

"I asked to have a meeting with the boy. He reiterated what his agent said, that he wanted to go."

However, Sir Alex did indicate that there is a chance that things could change when he remarked that the door is still open if the striker chooses to change his mind.

Dark days ahead!

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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 19 2010

Time: 4:33PM

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Oh boy! Get in a cheeky 30 million bid I say!
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19/10/2010 16:43:00

you know keane has a lifelong dream to play at any chances of a swap deal
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19/10/2010 16:44:00

Ha, Turkish. Isn't Keane a boyhood Man Utd fan?
Tottenham Hotcore
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19/10/2010 16:47:00

30m is to much wait 8 months and u can have him for 5m, and im sorry but utd did not make Rooney he would of made it no matter what club he was at! (a club doesnt make a player they juse give him the platform the player makes himself!) anyway heres hoping he moves abroad for free
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19/10/2010 16:48:00

I think you lot need a decent RB. How about a swap deal for Ferreira lol???
Rip The Reds Apart
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19/10/2010 17:01:00

hahahahahahahahahahahaha. what goes around comes around
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19/10/2010 17:05:00

He's clearly heading for Spurs for free in a Campbell type deal.
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19/10/2010 17:10:00

If he wants to go let him. As long as we get a decent price and good replacements he shouldn't be overly missed. In all honesty other than last season when was the last time he made a significant impact to the team. There was UTD pre-Rooney and there will be UTD post-Rooney. No player is bigger than the club.
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19/10/2010 17:16:00

cheeky little fecker isn't he, if he does join city what a kick in the balls that would be, they would then be able to attract the very best, every top player would contemplate playing along side rooney, i doubt any of your lot would then be able to call them little citeh anymore. still cant understand why he would want to leave though
ten men
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19/10/2010 17:24:00

IF he comes to City, his 'debut' could be in the derby at OT on February 12th? due to him being injured and needing time to rest,and get his home life sorted, he could full of 'Zest' for that one, much like Carlos last year.... lol...... I'm warming to this idea more and more.
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19/10/2010 17:24:00

Too true jljyid. What goes around sure deos come around. Whats the betting his old mate Tevez told him he'll be on 200k+ and began the tapping up at the world cup? Say hello to Liverpool and Leeds in the championship in a couple of years time hahahaha
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19/10/2010 18:10:00

Tottenham fans, can't knock their overly optimistic thoughts, though it does sometimes border delusion.
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19/10/2010 18:28:00

I see a blue moon rising!
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19/10/2010 18:28:00

Simply Amazed to hear Red Nose admit this, I honestly thought it was mostly press speculation etc! Maybe they're realising that if they want a big money sale, it has to happen in Jan, waiting til the summer means he can almost leave for free. I guess, by going public now, they force him to either go in Jan or sign the contract, he'll be hated at United if he stays all year without siging the new contract
The Horses Mouth
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19/10/2010 18:30:00

ThefamousNo7, For us optimistic Spurs fans anything's possible! We only consider it slightly delusional when we dream of swapping Keane for Messi!! Of course he'll never come to Spurs, but you can't stop us dreaming ;-)
The Horses Mouth
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19/10/2010 18:32:00

The Horses Mouth, no offense, but you spurs are truely a mixed bunch. You've got the optimistic, the pessimistic, the delusional and the rational all supporting one club, it's a shame that there's an upset in the balance and the 9 out 10 fans spout a load of nonsense.
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19/10/2010 18:39:00

its not about money in that same interview Sir Alex indicated that his contract would have made him the highest paid player in the country why would he turn that down....especially if its coming from the best club in the world as he previously did I can't help but feel its a theirry henry sort of move domestic trouble so run away from it all by going to spain or something but he probably won't get his move till the end of the year
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19/10/2010 18:44:00

lmao off TheFamous!! You're absolutely right! The one thing I'd add is that the "optimistic, pessamistic and delusional", are usually all found in every single fan, with us switching from one to the next every 3 mins! Think supporting Spurs makes you that way! We can beat Chelski one week, then lose at home to Wolves the next! Remember us being 3-0 up at OT at half time? Only Spurs could lose 5-3 at the end (I mean, not even close to a win?!?!?!). Have to agree though, anyone seriously considering Rooney may want to join us may want a reality check, I mean, will he ever really link with Messi when he arrives?? hahaha
The Horses Mouth
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19/10/2010 18:48:00

i have to say i've always had a bit of a soft spot for united because for years you were the only thing standing between the filthy scum and total domination. But I did start to get hacked off when you started stealing our players. What goes around comes around, suck it up you theiving****s.
Tony Rocky Horror
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19/10/2010 19:23:00

First of all I'm not a United fan but in this instance all you Red supporters should slate Wayne Rooney. What an arrogant,selfish little so and so he is. He has behaved like a spoiled brat in his private life, with England during the World Cup when he insulted all those fans who'd spent a fortune and now with Man Utd. This is a massive club and he's insignificant. Let the little b....... go. You are better off without such a selfish person.
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19/10/2010 20:53:00

condemnation all round then!
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19/10/2010 21:07:00

How much money do you really think you will get to reinvest in the squad? You havent even used CR7's cash yet. If he comes to Chelsea, we'll complete the adultering englishman trinity of Cole, Terry, and Rooney!! He'll be in good company xD
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19/10/2010 21:41:00

As has been said the issue with Rooney is not money I believe, I can see him going to Man. City just because they are a club on the up and Man. Utd are on the way down. I think Old Red Nose knows they can no longer complete at the top any more, simply because they do not have the money. They can not buy the best players any more and they are on the slide, the older players have not been replaced and the players brought in are either not good enough or are too young. Rooney can see the situation as he trains and plays with the current group of players, he knows that he is the only world class player, when he is on form, at the club so I believe he does not want to be involved in the slide Man. Utd may find themselves in. Finally, Remember he left Everton because they could not match his ambition and moved to man. United to better himself, therefore I think this is why he wants to leave to better himself!!!!
Ox Yid
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19/10/2010 21:45:00

Well I reckon Rooneys Missus Coleen is pulling the strings here, after he made a laughing stock of the poor girl, I think she wants to get away from the public gaze in England so to save his marriage he will probably end up abroad.
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19/10/2010 22:00:00

Ox Yid if he is as ambitious as you claim then surely, like all the other footballers, the height of his career would be at Real Madrid rather than City.
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19/10/2010 22:18:00

My only qualms with Rooney is: Firstly, he isn't playing his heart out every game like Ronaldo did when he wanted to leave. He should leave with some respect from fans in general by giving his all until the end. Secondly, throughout this whole affair Rooney has been silent, though it was frustrating to hear Ronaldo publicly show his desire to play for Madrid he did let us know, however Rooney is hiding behind his agent, if he wants to go he should be the one who says it, not Fergie.
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19/10/2010 22:46:00

TheFamousNo7, What you say is right, but I cannot see Rooney going aboard simply because he could not cope with the downside. Leaving the north-east, not being able to learn or speak the language and taking poor Coleen out of her and his comfort zone in England.
Ox Yid
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19/10/2010 22:56:00

I think the reason Rooney is being silent, and, for once, SAF is talking to the media is all due to the timing. Rooney, C'leen and their agent will be well aware of their potential profits should he buy out his last year of contract next summer, hence they just want to stall until Feb. SAF has gone public to force the issue to an end result before then. Either Rooney has to sign again now, or be sold in Jan, Man Utd cannot afford to allow him to go for just 5m in the summer. But the age old question remains, wheredo you go from Utd?? Madrid, Chelski and Barca are the only ones big enough to claim to be a "higher aim", with Ibrahimovich speaking out about Barca, maybe there's a swap deal there, maybe one with Benzema at Real??
The Horses Mouth
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19/10/2010 23:35:00

Rooney will probably leave for next to nothing. How will UTD buy an adequate replacement?
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20/10/2010 01:48:00

What happened with Liverpool might happen to ManU. The potential Rooney buyers might wait till the summer and let him invoke the webster ruling and then buy him. Though this scenario is far reaching, but then similar scenario happened till last day of liverpool deadline. From Rooneys part, if he does this and ditches ManU by giving 5 million, it will be the ultimate betrayal. If we has to leave , he has to leave with dignity in jan, before playing with full heart for united. From club point of view, what they sow is what they reap. A club like ManU (or rather I should say club owners of ManU) deserves this treatment .They are in hundreds of millions of debt ,but still they try to buy players they cannot afford. Just by selling the ManU's rich heritage. Clubs like Tottenham really deserves to be appreaciated for the way they do their business. But then, thinking of ManU's history, I just hope this does not kick start the fall of them.
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20/10/2010 05:55:00

Feck the Webster ruling. Insult them with a 10 million bid I say! :D
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20/10/2010 12:30:00

ONCE A RED....ALWAYS A BLUE!!!! (AGAIN?!!!haha ha)
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20/10/2010 13:22:00


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