The Daily Mail have us all on the edge of our bar stools here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they claim that Wayne Rooney has finally made a decision over his future.
After shall we say the less than earth shattering draw against Chelsea on Monday night, Rooney was still in limbo about his future and he has now decided to ignore the advances of Jose Mourinho.
The Blues boss had asked the player to make a decision on his future in the next 48 hours and the former Everton man has decided to remain at Old Trafford.
Given the amazing reception Rooney received from the Old Trafford faithful, it is fair to say that he is well within his rights to decide to stay at the club.
Despite the fact that he could well spend a large proportion of his time playing second fiddle to Robin van Persie, Rooney will not hand in an official transfer request.
Only such a request would persuade United and Moyes to allow the player to leave for Chelsea and given Rooney is reluctant to push that far, it now means Jose Mourinho is forced to look elsewhere.
The Special One has made us all aware that not only does he have a plan B but he also has a plan C to Rooney and as one of our punters quips, given the dull draw against Manchester United and the performance of the Blues’ forwards during that game, we hope he has a plan D to boot!
Anzhi Makhachkala’s Samuel Eto’o could now be on his way to the Stamford Bridge and Chelsea are already set to unveil Willian as their latest summer signing.
Manchester United fans. How much of a lift is it that Rooney is set to shun Chelsea once and for all? Let us know your thoughts below.
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