The Daily Mirror have a claim for us here in the Football Transfer Tavern that has Manchester United fans nodding along in agreement.
The publication note that Wayne Rooney may be ‘angry and confused’ over his future, but his fellow players at Old Trafford are simply ‘unhappy’ with the way he has handled the whole sorry transfer saga with Chelsea.
Senior professionals such as Rio Ferdinand and Ryan Giggs are thought to be unimpressed with the effect the Rooney saga is having on the club as a whole and want the drama sorted out as soon as physically possible.
The former Everton forward has been looking towards the exit door all summer long and has been linked with a move to Arsenal and also Chelsea to link up with Jose Mourinho.
The Blues have already seen a couple of bids rejected and it looks like David Moyes is set to continue his hard line and prevent the forward from joining a Premier League title rival.
Of course the option of a move abroad is one that has been mooted but not something Rooney and his young family would be willing to do at this time, leaving the only option of a move to a rival.
If Rooney was worried about the Red Devils fans’ reaction to him, one can only imagine how his friends and colleagues have felt during the saga, plunging his future into further doubt.
It remains to be seen whether Rooney will be part of Manchester United’s Community Shield squad that will take on Wigan Athletic after he was left out of the Red Devils squad that will take on Swedish outfit AIK Stockholm in a friendly this evening.
Manchester United fans. How disappointed are you in Rooney’s behaviour this summer? Or does he have a right to move on? Let us know your thoughts below.
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