Wayne Rooney’s Derby County are already facing the prospect of relegation from the Championship after accepting a 21-point deduction.
News dropped today that the club’s administrators agreed another deduction of nine-points plus a further suspended three points after former owner Mel Morris’ financial breaches, as per Sky Sports.
Derby were handed a 12-point deduction for sliding into administration after Rooney’s successful efforts to keep them in the second division last term.
Although none of this concerns Manchester United, we are obviously looking out for our all-time record goalscorer in Rooney, who finds himself in an awful situation right now.
Disaster for Rooney after keeping Derby up last season. https://t.co/PkOxwIRVQp
— Dale O'Donnell (@ODonnellDale) November 16, 2021
Given the complex circumstances of the case, it’s hard to really say whether Rooney should just walk away from Pride Park or bide his time to see if Derby can attract better owners.
He will need his squad to drive behind him now and up their performance levels.
As things stand, Derby sit at the bottom of the Championship with -3 points. It doesn’t look good with Barnsley 14 points clear in 23rd.
Rooney should be proud of his work last season but keeping Derby up has become a mammoth task with the increased points deduction.
The former United striker will probably battle it out and do his utmost to save Derby from relegation.