This week saw a lot of controversy surrounding Manchester United Football Club. The sending off of Nani left Sir Alex Ferguson fuming and reluctant to report to the media after the game. Rio Ferdinand escaped a disciplinary charge after his sarcastic clapping in front of the Turkish ref at the end of the game. But the most considerable controversy was Wayne Rooney’s surprise dropping from the starting eleven, igniting gossip of his future at Old Trafford hanging in the balance.
The United forward is now 27, and has been considered a vital first team player in past seasons. He would’ve played either up front, or moved into a deeper or wider role, but the Englishman was considered the first player on Ferguson’s team sheet.
But this season, he hasn’t cemented a place in the first team since the arrival of Dutchmen Robin Van Persie; and young Danny Welbeck, who is developing more and more into an influential player in the red jersey. Wayne Rooney did suffer a horrific gash on his leg in a game against Wigan Athletic earlier in the season, which kept him out for a month. Wayne Rooney hasn’t been as prolific in front of goal either this season, only scoring 14 goals this campaign compared to 34 that he scored last season.
As newspapers claim that Rooney could be on his way, major European clubs have been reportedly interested in the England forward- including massive spending Paris-Saint Germain and fierce rivals Manchester City and Chelsea.
Since joining Manchester United as an 18 year old back in 2004, Wayne Rooney has gone on to score 195 goals in 393 appearances in a red devils shirt.
Personally, I think we will still be seeing Wayne Rooney in the famous red shirt next season. The England international hasn’t come out publically saying he is unhappy and Sir Alex has claimed that he will be keeping the 27 year old at Old Trafford.