Wayne Rooney‘s love affair with Manchester United looked to have burned out last season. He cut a frustrated figure all year and didn’t look like he enjoyed being a United player any more.
But under David Moyes, the Rooney of old has returned – he is wearing his heart on his sleeve again.
When Michael Carrick scored to put United 2-1 up against Fulham yesterday, Rooney’s passionate celebration wasn’t that of somebody who didn’t care about the club at all.
The Daily Mail’s Matt Lawton believes a new look United should be built around Rooney as captain and although I don’t think it should happen given what has happened in the past, Moyes’ affection for Rooney has brought the best out of him this year and I’d be surprised if he didn’t give him the armband.
Rooney’s future is still uncertain as contract negotiations are still ongoing with the club but at the weekend, Rooney insisted he wanted to stay and break Sir Bobby Charlton’s 249 goalscoring record for United.
“I’ve said all along I’m focusing on the football and will try to do as well as I can for the team and help the team be successful,” he told The Telegraph.
“If I can do that [beat Sir Bobby’s record] I would be really proud, because it has stood for a long time.”
Does Rooney care about United? His celebration certainly suggests so.
Do you think Wayne Rooney will be a Manchester United player next year?