Has anyone else got the feeling from Rooney that he thinks he is much more important and a much better player than he actually is. He has looked a little sluggish for a while now but hasn't adapted his game to it. When he has played against teams that don't give a lot of time on the ball or close him down he looks poor. Takes too many touches and turns into trouble far too regularly which I why I was hoping we were not trying to make him a central midfielder.
If he is played in the right position and sorts out his fitness he is brilliant. If he doesn't then get rid.
Theoretically if we buy a world class central midfielder then he could be pushed up front with RvP and Kagawa could tuck in behind and we would have a deadly attack. It all depends how Moyes wants us to setup and who he buys. Fergie did love to misuse players out of position and drop them for sustained periods with no apparent reason so its hard to say at the moment.
His passing and work rate have made him the ideal striker for a team with a poor CM. But given his attitude/fitness, if we improve that area it would not be a disaster to see him go. I really can't see him aging well, he's looked psychically broken for years.
Will be interesting to see if Rooney does stay at Utd, now that Moyes is certain to take over. Moyes sued him for libel a few yrs back due to Rooney making some comments about him in his book.
Maybe this is why Rooney wants to leave as i heard their relationship soured after he left Everton for Utd 8 yrs ago.
Rooney asked to leave before knowing about the manager, anyway he apologised to Moyes years ago...
Get rid, ask to leave once I can forgive and put it down to poor advice and a misjudgement on his part; ask to leave twice and you're out of the door as far as I'm concerned
As long as the right players are brought in I'm fully behind a clear out of Rooney, Anderson and Nani
Recently though he hasn't been as good as he was.
he hasn't played good since start of season
I guess he's in a difficult position now Moyes is coming in, and I also know we wouldn't sell him to Chelsea unless they were prepared to pay a stupid fee:
moyes replacing Ferguson been on the cards for many months this is one of the reasons rooney has been playing **** or on the bench
chelsea would not buy him end of
rooney will go to Tottenham in exchange for bale plus cash
watch this space