Ever since he lifted the EFL Cup donning a full kit despite not playing, the punters in the Transfer Tavern have been drawing comparisons to Wayne Rooney and the infamous John Terry during Chelsea’s Champions League win in 2012.
To be fair, the England skipper was unfortunate not to come on, as he was stripped and ready to come late in the second-half, before Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s last-gasp winner saw the Red Devils over the line and changed Jose Mourinho’s thinking.
After so much talk in regards to his future, seeing the 31-year-old lift his second trophy as United captain was a nice sight for many of our punters, who believe he can still offer something, even if he does leave at the end of the season.
According to the Scottish Sun, Rooney himself obviously sees a future on these shores. They claim the reason the forward snubbed a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League was because he wanted to break Peter Shilton’s appearance record for the Three Lions.
He has already broken the scoring record for both club and country and is just six caps off the legendary stopper’s 125-record, with eight games for England between now and October. Though a switch to the Far East didn’t come off this January, his representatives have reportedly hinted to powerbrokers in the CSL he could be willing to discuss in a year’s time.
“Wayne knew he had no chance of getting called up for England if he went out there. It would have put Gareth Southgate in a very difficult position”, a source told the paper.
“His agent has laid down the groundwork for a possible future move.
“Shanghai would be great but none of the clubs there had room for him because they’ve filled the foreign quota.”
Our United fans can now enjoy the closing stages of his career, rather than constantly lambast his struggling performances.
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