The 27-year-old left United’s pre-season tour before kicking a ball after aggravating a hamstring injury and as expected, Rooney’s potential departure from Old Trafford has already picked up pace.
Sky claim that he is upset he is confused at reports about him coming from the club and feels that he is at the peak of his career and has no intention of allowing his career to move backwards.
Rooney is angry and confused? I’m angry and confused that he is angry and confused.
Clearly, Rooney feels that he has already proved himself over the past nine seasons at United and that he is exempt from criticism.
That was the case up until Van Persie’s arrival Wayne but, unfortunately, you just aren’t United’s main man anymore.
I, along with every United fan, would love to see Rooney firing on all cylinders once again and have him playing toe-to-toe alongside Van Persie but that wasn’t the case last season.
His hunger and desire to succeed with United seemed to have disappeared. They did disappear back in 2010 before Sir Alex Ferguson convinced him to stay but has he been worth the £250,000 a week that United gave him over the past two years? Questionable.
Rooney clearly feels he is bigger than the club and there is only one resolution for any player who thinks like that at United – the exit.