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United - That Five Year Deal!

Perplexed, shocked but quite possibly delighted, all are emotions that raced through my mind on hearing that Wayne Rooney had done a u-turn and put pen to paper on a new five year deal.

But I`m still pondering over why we`ve seen a sudden and very dramatic change of mind from Wayne Rooney and what effects it will have on our squad.

Sir Alex Ferguson promised a quick conclusion, after the statement issued by Rooney to the public, but very few hacks saw this as the outcome, most including ourselves, believed that Rooney had, quite possibly, played his last game as a United player.

Today the media is awash with comments attributed to various United players, past and present, who were far from complimentary in their assessment of his actions and his total disrespect for our club.

Will that simply all be forgotten about when Rooney strides back into Carrington to resume his rehabilitation from his ankle injury?

What about the supporters who felt betrayed by his actions, are they suddenly going to welcome him back with open arms?

My initial feeling is that the answer to both questions will, probably, be yes! The very nature of this game supports the fickle trait.

But, just what did persuade Wayne to change his mind?

Have those behind the scenes agreed to bend to Rooney`s demands?

Will we see an influx of top talent this January or next summer?

If the answer to those two questions is yes then I have to admit that I fear for the future of our game, a game that would, as Ian Holloway so rightly said in his emotional outburst yesterday, is bowing to player power in a way it has never done before.

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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 22 2010

Time: 3:52PM

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what a scumbag. No doubt every single one of you who's said 'oh, he not that good' or saying what a **** he is will be denying saying such things, chanting his name and claiming yet again he's world class. At the end of the day he's no better than his hookers, a huge wh*re.
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22/10/2010 17:06:00

Money grabbing Whore, worthy of Glazers ownership
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22/10/2010 18:00:00

That's what annoys me dezzyp, it's frustrating being associated with many, not all though, fickle fans. As for the protests outside his house, how pathetic...
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22/10/2010 18:20:00

Sorry to say this but this is Uniteds worse signing. Your club is in the red and now the club have increased his wages to 180.000 per week!!!! No wonder clubs are going to the wall, united deserve evrything that will be coming to them over the next few seasons. And NO I don't mean winning trophy's. Believe me this lad will be the down fall of this once great club. The down wards spiral is coming.
Mazarron Albert
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22/10/2010 18:21:00

Also, Rooney best start apologising to the team he pretty much branded as not being good enough.
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22/10/2010 18:23:00
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22/10/2010 18:50:00

money, money, money, he's a cash grabbing barsteward!
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22/10/2010 19:01:00

S.H.I.T , glad to see that hes staying and to the one judging the way we love our players just don't know about football and real feeling for your team , must be a city fan that dont understand (no background) lmaol.........................hope he gets 500 000 a week , hes worth that and more.
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22/10/2010 19:10:00

Hmm...everybody falls for the barely decipherable utterances of St. Alex of the Fresians. Please explain why anybody should apologise for firstly rejecting a contract, and then agreeing a new one.
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22/10/2010 19:41:00
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22/10/2010 20:28:00

At last the lad saw sense but he has a lot of damage work to repair and that can only happen if we see the Rooney of old.I don't know why but even after him signing the contract,I just don't feel good.Anyway I'll take pleasure in the other players out there playing for the club.
Antriksh (abmtd)
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22/10/2010 21:32:00

No more Rooney,can't wait for the match on Sunday!!!!
Antriksh (abmtd)
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22/10/2010 21:36:00

RobsonGreensleeves, is that the que for the matalan half price sale, i see why you call them the rags, the scruffy feckers.
ten men
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22/10/2010 22:07:00

That is an awesome idea DevilKline!! Pay 500,000 a week to a player who only yesterday was ****, hasnt scored from open play since march and angered the whole of man utd! (who by the way is in their eyeballs in debt) This is guy is a genius, you should apply to be the next sir alex! No, really, I'd love it if you do >:-)
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22/10/2010 23:00:00

read between the lines chelski clown :P , its just a way to agree with him having more money , after all we are MANCHESTER UNITED the BIGGEST TEAM around the world and as such we should be able to to pay our stars good money .Now he have to repay scoring and winning the title himself . dead to the glazers! :P
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22/10/2010 23:25:00

First he complains that Man U can't afford to pay for the world's biggest stars, next, he ensures they can't by hogging the entire wage budget himself!! I just wish there was an England player we could all support who had some depth of character!
The Horses Mouth
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23/10/2010 01:16:00

What a joke this whole ordeal has been. If he was on the form of his life I could understand but he isn't and hasn't been for sometime for club or country. Still glad he didn't go to City regardless of how below par he's been recently. We all know what the lad is capable of.
Tottenham Hotcore
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23/10/2010 02:10:00

And this my friends is why England will never win either the Euro or the World Cup with this "Golden Team" they are all money hungry ********s that have let the fame get to their heads and now believe they are bigger, better and more important then their Club, family and country..but i guess its our fault as well cause we are the one's that are putting them on a pedestal at such young ages.
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23/10/2010 04:16:00

Amazing amount of fuss over a guy who hasn't scored since May isn't it?? Yet, almost all of us genuinely still believe he's "world Class"!? Also amazes me that we ever believe any single word a player ever says! Now it's "I love this club, respect this club and its' fans",,, Seen it before with Everton,,, and the hookers are hardly news for Rooney are they??
The Horses Mouth
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23/10/2010 04:44:00

I can see the price of a packet of Marlboro rising to a couple of Grand now!! Pikey twit!!
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23/10/2010 09:13:00

BigBadBobbyC 9
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23/10/2010 11:33:00

Yea kline, his form will pick up just because hes got a bigger paycheck. Last time I checked you were up to your eyeballs in debt. Paying 'good money to your superstars' who arent performing doesnt sound like a good business plan.
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