On Tuesday 19th October, United boss Sir Alex Ferguson revealed to the World in sombre mood, that Wayne Rooney - as early as August - had expressed his desire to leave Old Trafford. The United manager looked mystified and broken as he spoke of his utter regret regarding the strikers decision to quit a club that have been supportive of his career and private life, throughout his stay at the Lancashire club.
Wayne Rooney had cited the club owners lack of ambition and inability to secure the best footballing talent as his reasoning for wanting to leave Manchester United in a statement to counter Ferguson's press release.
Now it's Personal!
Such malicious claims from the former Evertonian are unjust when you consider United's history and until January at least, Rooney will be forced to share the turf at Carrington and Old Trafford with players whose abilities he has questioned publically and maliciously. The next few months could be difficult for Rooney who has clearly angered Ferguson with both his decision and comments and I expected that his Manchester United colleagues won't take to his comments too warmly either.
Last summer Carlos Tevez left the club on relatively sour terms, but by comparison with Rooney, Tevez will now look like a saint in the eyes of United fans. Tevez left for United's fiercest rivals Manchester City, which is reason enough to hold a grudge against the Argentinian, but Tevez never questioned the clubs ambition and attacked the standard of players United were bringing in. Rooney dares to stand up and insist the players being brought in by Ferguson and United are not good enough to share the field with him?!?!?