Wayne Rooney is a Manchester United legend. With the club’s all-time goalscoring record his own and just about every major trophy lifted in his time there, you would think Red Devils supporters would be reluctant to see their captain move on.
Alas, that’s not really been the case today in the Transfer Tavern, with a whole host of fans reacting positively to news that West Ham are ready to take ‘Wazza’ off of their hands at the end of the season.
West Ham interested in signing Wayne Rooney if Manchester United allow him to leave this summer. Told “Never say never”
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) 21 March 2017
Rooney’s performances have been on the, no pun intended, wane for a while now and with Jose Mourinho likely to need to reduce the club’s massive wage bill before a marquee signing can be thought about ahead of 2017/18, the skipper may just have to go.
And that’s what supporters want to happen. Indeed, plenty want the highest possible fee for him and for his salary to be removed from the equation, with some even suggesting that Romelu Lukaku and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should be targeted!
— Kieran Phillips (@kieranmufc123) March 21, 2017
Our wage bill improving significantly with Schwini and Rooney on the way. Another marquee on the way in? #mufc
— Dean Sykes (@Sykesybabes) March 21, 2017
I think we should cash in on Wayne Rooney. Wouldn’t mind if he stayed, if the money is right then why not
— Owen (@owenbright_) March 21, 2017
@UnitedStandMUFC 500k off the wage bill for Schwein and Rooney is massive. Can now offer some top striker like Auba that money to save us.
— Alex Adams (@AxAs23) March 21, 2017
Get Rooney gone next, 300k a week basically nothing, he has been useless for years now
— Oliver Johnston (@Ojohnston1999) March 21, 2017
— OneUnitedHQ (@OneUnitedHQ) March 21, 2017
Don’t care where Rooney goes next as long as we sell him to the highest bidder
— A (@foosballmeister) 21 March 2017
— UnitedViews (@United_Views20) 21 March 2017