Manchester United fans have every right to be unhappy with the club’s all-time record goalscorer, Wayne Rooney, after the former striker said he thought the Glazers had done “a fantastic job” at the club.
I felt the need to check if the quotes were real after they surfaced late last night, but there was actual video footage… with those very words coming from Rooney’s mouth during a press conference ahead of his D.C United side’s clash with Toronto.
“Firstly, I think the Glazers have done a fantastic job,” Rooney told ESPN, as quoted by the Daily Star. “They signed me in 2004 so they’ve been at the club for 20 years now and I think they’ve always allowed the managers to bring in the players that they want.”
After turning his back on United supporters who have fought long and hard against the American owners, Rooney later acknowledged that “the fans want change” (D’uh) and insisted the club needed to find owners who can re-establish the glory years at Old Trafford…
Also, it’s been 17-years, but we can take a wild guess that mathematics isn’t a strong point for Wazza. And if they’ve been so “fantastic”, why would he say United needed new owners to bring back the glory days?
This is nothing other than a brain far from Rooney, albeit a very disappointing one.
Remember when he questioned the club’s ambition in 2010 before requesting a transfer?
Get the most important Manchester United news, opinion, interviews and exclusive features with the Stretty Newsletter – Ad Free! Kick off your afternoon with the Stretty News verdict on all matters Manchester United.