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Rooney Handed No. 10 Shirt

Rooney Handed No. 10 Shirt

Wayne Rooney has today been given the number 10 shirt, which has been vacant since the departure of Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Throughout the years, the number 10 shirt has been home to many greats, none more so than Bobby Charlton, Mark Hughes and Denis Law. Speaking to MUTV, Rooney spoke of his honour at being handed such an important shirt.

'When I was offered the chance to wear the number ten shirt I jumped at it. Some of the game's greatest players have become legends wearing number ten - none more so than Denis Law. He was crowned the King of the Stretford End during his time at the club and it is a great honour for me to wear a shirt that has such history behind it.'

Sir Alex Ferguson then went on to speak of his delight at the decision, claiming that he felt Rooney was just the sort of player to wear the shirt.

'There have been some wonderful footballers who have worn the United number ten shirt - people who capture the imagination of our fans around the world with their skill and their goals. Wayne is the right man to carry on that tradition and I'm delighted Denis was able to pass on the mantle.'

This however poses a question, who will get Rooney`s old shirt number, 8? Well, judging that the number 8 is usually associated with a player in the starting line-up, and that Anderson and Nani may not be guaranteed a first team place, my money would go on Hargreaves. But then again, the number 8 isn`t usually given to Defensive-Midfielders, so its anyone`s guess.

This decision, could also suggest how Sir Alex plans to fit Rooney into the team, with the number 10 generally being a strikers number, which is reassuring as this position is surely Rooney`s best. One thing that is for sure is that if any one deserved such an honourable number, its Rooney; and I`m sure e will be able to eclipse the success of previous number 10`s and land his place in history as United greatest ever number 10.



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Writer:United4Life
Date:Saturday June 30 2007
Time: 4:06PM

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i was very supprised to see roney change shirt number and i agree i think hargreaves will get number 8
rooneyisgod
30/06/2007 21:41:00
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ive just been on the official man utd website and on the biography page for owen hargreaves it has him at number 17. (http://www.manutd.com/publish.sps?pagegid=%7BFE60904B-C2A8-4E60-9B05-700DBBC29BBC%7D&teamid=458§ion=playerProfile&bioid=92676) so perhaps either one of nani or anderson (or a new striker if we get one) will get the number 8
united4life
01/07/2007 14:24:00
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thanks for that united4life and yeah probally nani or anderson will get number 8
rooneyisgod
01/07/2007 16:42:00
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Ronney dosent suit number 8 10 will suit him better, Its a more prolfic shirt for strikers.
rk1888
04/07/2007 19:57:00
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