Wayne Rooney has signed a new contract with Manchester United that will see him earn £300,000 a week in a new five and a half year deal.
Unsurprisingly, the new contract has been met with vociferous support and anger at his deal. It has split fans down the middle with plenty of fans arguing both sides of the coin and it all boils down to Rooney’s behaviour back in 2010 when he held the club to ransom.
Here’s a snippet of the argument both for and against Rooney’s new contract and fans really are divided on the subject.
Never hidden that I'd have liked to have seen us move on from Rooney. Fact he's seen as indispensable is pretty depressing really…
— Nick (@ManUnitedYouth) February 21, 2014
My brief take on Rooney and the outrageous, but to expected, Twitter reaction. I'm not looking for an argument lads. pic.twitter.com/FGb15a55Nd
— Andy Keating (@andykeating) February 21, 2014
@SWOLofficial This is the direction football is heading. Loyalty out the window with most players saying " if you don't pay it, they will."
— Stretty News (@StrettyNews) February 21, 2014
These fans crying about Rooney staying would have been screaming Moyes Out had he failed to tie him down to a new contract. SMH!
— Adam McKola (@AdamMcKola) February 21, 2014
Over the moon that Wayne Rooney's new deal has been agreed.
— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) February 21, 2014
Always far more concerned on the millions that go out of club on pointless debt rather than the egos and agents demanding pointless wages
— Barney @Red News (@barneyrednews) February 21, 2014
3% of our income is being spent on obviously our best marketable player. United makes so much money from him. That's a smart move by #MUFC.
— Alex ♆ (@RedCityOfficial) February 21, 2014
Wayne Rooney will be earning £300K a week at the age of 34, just take a minute to digest that piece of information #Scandalous
— Jonny Escott (@jonnyescott) February 21, 2014
Pay or get left behind now. We need to pia and make sure we don't strengthen rivals. Rooney had to stay.
— Ste (@Bricki) February 21, 2014
The fact that there are loads of differing opinions tells you that it's not straight forward. Rooney is good but for me not indispensable.
— Busby MUFC (@BusbyMUFC) February 21, 2014
It costs £11.7m to keep, arguably, your most marketable player. This is a wise move by the club.
— Tom Coast (@sardinetrawler) February 21, 2014
The question is simple but the answer is complicated…
Should Manchester United have given Wayne Rooney a new contract?