Wayne Rooney put in a brilliant performance tonight against Bayer Leverkusen as he spearheaded David Moyes to victory in his first Champions League game as Manchester United manager en route to scoring his 200th club goal at Old Trafford.
It had been a long time since United fans had seen that sort of shift over 90 minutes from Rooney and fans showed their appreciation with a standing ovation when he was substituted but despite his great start to the season, Rooney is still unhappy at his current situation.
When questioned by ITV Sport about whether he was happy at United for the first time in public since the summer saga, he was clearly rattled.
He said: “Listen, I am concentrating on my football as I have done all summer so I have got my head down and worked hard to get myself fit and ready for the season and I am delighted to be back playing.”
When further pushed about whether he handed in an official transfer request, Rooney said: “Listen, I just told you I am concentrating which I have been doing all summer.”
Rooney’s lack of respect all summer towards a club that has helped him become the global superstar he is today has shaken his relationship with the fans but they still sing his name, something he admits he appreciates.
“The fans have been brilliant,” he added.
“It is great the reception I get here so hopefully I can repay them with performances and goals like tonight.
Moyes did a brilliant job keeping him at the club and an even better one to get him playing as well as he is but he could be fighting a losing battle to try and make him happy again at Old Trafford. That ship may have sailed.
The big question is that if Rooney continues to put in performances like he did tonight, do fans really care if he is happy or not so long as the club is getting the right results?