Not so long ago, Wayne Rooney signed a five-and-a-half-year contract extension with Manchester United after a heartbreaking transfer saga linking him with bitter rivals Manchester City. The fans showed their disgust by arriving out-side the strikers house and singing chants at the clubs home games. Some even said they would never support Rooney again, which I found even harder to believe.
Thankfully, Rooney got a bit of sense two or three days later and spoke with David Gill, Sir Alex Ferguson and Joel Glazer where they agreed terms. It’s obvious that Rooney was promised something after he said the club had no ambitions and that he wanted to play with the best players in the world. That’s probably what annoyed me most about Rooney’s statement, those comments didn’t show an inch of respect for his so called teammates.
The England striker told MUTV:
I went to see the manager and David Gill and asked them for answers.
Now I realise it has nothing to do with me but I wanted to make sure it was the right thing for me to do.
I got the answers in the end but looking back it was probably wrong of me to do that.
Rooney then spoke about the hooded gang of around 30 that arrived at his mansion in Prestbury.
I looked out and saw 30 blokes with their hoods up. I wasn’t going to invite them in for tea.
I understood some of the fans were disappointed and felt let down. But it was just one of those things I had to get right.
Thankfully I have sorted it out now. I have made the right decision and made myself happy.
But I didn’t even think about where I was going to go. There was no way I would have gone to Manchester City and there was was more chance of me going to City than Liverpool.
But as KevinMUFC rightly quoted earlier on another blog, “I’ll stand by and defend every United player as long as their in the red shirt”!