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United - Rooney Has His Say!

Our hottest potato of a story for years continues to generate miles, rather than inches of column inches.

After Sir Alex Ferguson spilled the beans about his version of events as to why Wayne Rooney wants out at Old Trafford, it hasn`t taken long for Rooney to come forward and issue a public statement.

In it Wayne does his best not to discredit United but you can`t help but feel he`s sided with those who feel the Glazers have eroded United`s potential with regards to our spending power when he issued a statement that condones our inability to compete for the best players in Europe.

Rooney starts by describing his meeting with David Gill, commenting in his statement,

'I met with [United chief executive] David Gill last week and he did not give me any of the assurances I was seeking about the future squad."

'I then told him that I would not be signing a new contract.'

So did Rooney really think we`d be able to splash major cash and who exaclty were we expected to sign?

Continuing, Rooney explained about his reactions to Sir Alex`s emtionalspeech yesterday,

'I was interested to hear what Sir Alex had to say yesterday and surprised by some of it."

'It is absolutely true, as he said, that my agent and I have had a number of meetings with the club about a new contract. During those meetings in August I asked for assurances about the continued ability of the club to attract the top players in the world."

And in response to the request from Sir Alex to respect United`s history, Rooney continues,

'I have never had anything but complete respect for MUFC. How could I not have done, given its fantastic history and especially the last six years in which I have been lucky to play a part?

So why the desire to move?

Apparently it`s not about a huge salary but about winning trophies with Rooney emphasising,

'For me it's all about winning trophies -- as the club has always done under Sir Alex. Because of that, I think the questions I was asking were justified.'

And those you`ve picked up since joining United from a Everton side that continues to win naff all are not enough?

Continuing the statemetn goes on, quite rightly, to praise Sir Alex, with Rooney commenting,

'Despite recent difficulties, I know I will always owe Sir Alex Ferguson a huge debt. He is a great manager and mentor who has helped and supported me from the day he signed me from Everton when I was only 18."

'For Manchester United's sake, I wish he could go on forever because he's a one off and a genius.'

But not enough of a genius to convince you to stay!

Like they say, I doubt whether we`ll see Rooney in a United shirt again!

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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 20 2010

Time: 8:45PM

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feck me he looks ugly in that picture!
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20/10/2010 21:06:00

My take is he knows something we don't, he is a united fan just like us and he is worried about the future which seems to be sinking thanks to the glazers. He realizes that the team has some serious issue, and for the first time doesn't think sir alex could fix it. I really see this as a very dark day for the club, and i am worried as much as rooney...and no i do not believe he is talking about past titles won he is talking that we more than likely have no chance of a title this year and he will probably be right...
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20/10/2010 21:30:00

He is leaving you because he wants more trophies? Weird.
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20/10/2010 22:05:00

So, to summarise: He's leaving you because you are going down the pan faster than a lead turd. Cheers for telling the united fans what we've all known for the last 2 years Wayne!
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20/10/2010 22:07:00

Ibrahiy... ROONEY IS AN EVERTON FAN.... not a manure fan they just PAY HIS WAGES, but you are right about 1 thing, the team has some sreious issues, and long may it continue..... LOVIN IT JUST LOVE IT..... CITD .... whats that song, Blue ROON, YOU SAW ME STANDING ALONE, WITHOUT A DREAM IN MY HEART, WITHOUT A LOVE OF MY OWN.....
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20/10/2010 23:02:00

Phewy he's staying with you guys,this surely cant go on the whole season.Its cesc & torres all over again.
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20/10/2010 23:18:00

Whatever happens, Utd are forcing the issue in order to get it resolved by Jan. Maybe Rooney wanted to stay quiet, keep fans onside etc and wait til summer when he can buy out his contract, Utd need him to either re-sign or get sold by Jan, think Fergie would take a player exchange,, maybe Benzema + Diarra, or Ibrahimovich,, anyone, but if they just take cash, the owners'll spend it on debts
The Horses Mouth
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21/10/2010 02:46:00

I'm happy with Benzema and a bit of money and also Ibrahimovic and a bit of money, Benzema being the more likely of the two in my opinion. There's more to it than what Rooney is saying, many players say they want to leave but still play their heart out, especially the extremely passionate Rooney, week in and week out until they leave.
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21/10/2010 08:55:00

I think Fergie has handled this just right, Rooney has made it clear that he doesn't want to sign for whatever reason. The minute he says that the fans deserves to know, he was no doubt hoping to keep the fact that he doesn't want play for them quiet. But I certainly don't believe it's about trophies, when was the last time they didn't win a trophy. His stance has dropped his value immensely, be interesting to see what happens should no one come for him in Jan
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21/10/2010 10:18:00

anyone who believes him is an IDIOT of the highest order. he is trying to use glazers to make himself look good. its all about the money:
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21/10/2010 11:10:00

like another guy on said, the guys is totally classless. the way ronaldo handled the whole thing with us showed true professionalism. We won the PL, he took us to the champions league final, and was trying hard all the time. I hope we get benzema or smth plus money. I'd take drogba for rooney, no cash:)
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21/10/2010 12:32:00

It's only about the money! So what if we didnt bring big name players? We lost to chelsea last year, for a freakin' point! Does that show lack of ambition? They added ramirez and benayoun, not really the biggest names around. Does it mean they lack ambition too? B*******. Its only about the money, and acting like a spoiled brat for being told off and sticking his d**k where he wasnt supposed to.
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21/10/2010 12:37:00

there's something more sinister gone on here - tapping up but by whom?
Red Boy
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21/10/2010 19:19:00


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