FanDuel - WFBC

October 17, 2010

Rooney to leave Manchester?: After losing his place in the team and a mystery/imaginary ankle injury, Wayne Rooney has informed Manchester United that he has no desire to sign a new contract and intends to leave Manchester for another club as soon as possible, likely during the January transfer window. The most interesting possible destination may involve him not even leaving Manchester: "Insane as it is . . #MCFC are very much in the melting pot #Rooney #MUFC #thingsIthoughtIwouldneverwrite" -via Daniel Taylor of the Guardian on Twitter

posted by boredom_08 to soccer at 05:40 PM - 13 comments

Maybe John Henry will see fit to splash some money to get Wayne over to Anfield.

posted by Ricardo at 09:03 PM on October 17

I can't see Wayne wanting to play in the Championship next season.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:03 AM on October 18

Insert "Rooney to Move to Manchester" snarky headline.

You see, technically, Old Trafford is in the Borough of Salf... zzzzzzzz oh never mind.

posted by owlhouse at 01:45 AM on October 18

My overuse of Facebook is trying to make me "like" owl's comment. If that makes any sense at all.

posted by boredom_08 at 01:57 AM on October 18

Oh, so it's no just Sir Alex being an idiot.

posted by jjzucal at 08:23 AM on October 18

My guess is he's off to Madrid.

posted by trox at 10:26 AM on October 18

Sir Alex vs Player in spat made public by Player. That's not usually a game Player wins.

Surely all but a rampant Man Utd sentimentalist would agree that Ferguson has been a master at getting rid of players just before their form disappears, no? For my money, he's been brilliant at that.

As for all the guff being talked about what Rooney's worth - what's he done? He's one of the most over-rated players I've ever seen, which isn't to say he's not very good at football, just that he's rated way too highly in my view.

posted by JJ at 10:48 AM on October 18

re: Liverpool: Imagine the fury on the blue side of Merseyside if Rooney ended up playing for the Reds.

posted by boredom_08 at 01:44 PM on October 18

If John Henry's gonna deliver that much dosh we need to spend it on one or two high value players and a bunch of squad reinforcements, not one star.

If Rooney goes, he's not staying in England anyway.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:51 PM on October 18

Surely all but a rampant Man Utd sentimentalist would agree that Ferguson has been a master at getting rid of players just before their form disappears, no?

It's not always easy to tell, but Fergie's clearly been able to avoid situations where big-name players dictate terms to the club, instead ensuring that the club looks after lifers like Giggs, Scholes and even Solskjaer in ways that have probably extended their careers at the top. I'm pretty sure that if it's an attempt at contract negotiation through selected leaks, it isn't going to work at Old Trafford.

posted by etagloh at 03:13 PM on October 18

Oh snap!

posted by boredom_08 at 06:41 PM on October 18

Later, wankers!

posted by salmacis at 03:29 AM on October 19

annnnnnnd, he re-signs with United after only a two-day media circus. Has he learnt nothing from Brett Farve?

posted by scully at 09:41 AM on October 22

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