Rooney: I want to join Bayern Munich

by Sam Peoples

rooney-bayern-munichLast night was a bit of a whirlwind for Manchester United fans with rumours surrounding the future of Alex Ferguson.

But the Daily Mirror went with a full page splash claiming that Wayne Rooney has told close friends that he wants to join Bayern Munich in the summer.

Who wouldn’t want to join Bayern Munich? German football is in the ascendency right now, especially Bayern. They have won the league, are in the Champions League final, have already signed Gotze for €37 million and are bringing in Pep Guardiola as manager.

Rumours surrounding the future of Rooney are not surprising given that they crop up every week and this is no different but it raises an important question – should United cash in on Rooney if the opportunity arose this summer?

The reports slap a £30 million price tag on his head in the reports and in all honesty, I’m not sure United could turn down that sort of offer if it came in.

The 27-year-old might have his best years ahead of him on paper but as a player, I feel that we have already seen the best of Rooney. His devastating form in the 2009/10 season where he filled the chasm left by Ronaldo was phenomenal whilst operating mainly as a lone striker.

He scored three goals over two legs against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League but his goals weren’t enough to put United through thanks to an Arjen Robben volley.

This year, his campaign has been littered with inconsistencies and a recent run of games in central midfield so he could have minutes hasn’t done him any favours either, given how poorly he has played.

Yet, he has still scored 16 goals in 36 appearances (the same return he had in 2010/11) and the following year (2011/12) he went on to score 34 goals in 44 appearances.

“I met with David Gill [United’s chief executive] last week and he did not give me any of the assurances I was seeking about the future squad. I then told him that I would not be signing a new contract.” Wayne Rooney, 2010

No matter how much is forgotten, the saga of 2010 won’t be forgiven. His relationship with the fans will never be the same again.

You feel that this would be the last summer where Rooney would command a big price tag so maybe it is time for United to cash in.

Rewind 12 months ago and the thought of not having Rooney in United’s starting XI was horrifying. Now that Kagawa and van Persie are in the squad, fans even sometimes question when Rooney’s name is included in the starting XI – a stark contrast.

And despite Rooney being United’s fourth highest ever goalscorer, he is not infallible. The real question would surely be whether Guardiola would want Rooney in his Bayern side given their successes already?

Do you think Manchester United should cash in on Rooney if the opportunity was there?

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Dee 05/09/2013 - 00:47

It’s so very amusing to find United fans calling for the sale of Wayne. When in actuality his returns this term has been dictated by niggling injuries as well as Sir Alex deciding to play him out of position. Wayne has managed to notch more than 15 goals and a number of assists playing in a role that most world class players with the same tally in a similar role would be praised for. I however would have to admit he has had some very poor performances like against the Swans at the Liberty but we all know the Ronaldo’s n Messi’s also do have bad games, don’t they? Wayne is a phenomenon big game player who time and again sacrifices his talents for the good of others and I think he has the right to want away if he thinks another team would appreciate his striking prowess more. But I bet the only one who suffers would be United, with the retirement of the Sir the last thing we can ask for is the departure of players who have played more than 200 games and knows the culture of the team. GGMU

Razor Ramon 05/08/2013 - 22:22

Man United shouldn’t put Rooney on sale, but if he insist dat he wants to go,U can sell him and buy us fine midfielder and defenders.

Sikova 05/08/2013 - 20:52

Man u must sale him if he wants to go then give the younger players some game time

Sikova 05/08/2013 - 20:32

Man must sale him if he wants to give the younger players some game time

Kato Alex 05/08/2013 - 20:07

For me i’m not buying that idear of rooney living man-u. Rooney has been the best man-u player ever in a way that, he can crate goals even if he doesn’t score, he’s a player who moves all round pitch, he’s strong and he can’t give up with the ball easilly.

ADE LU 05/08/2013 - 17:41

I need Rooey in united, no body can replace him, he is the bestness 4 now

JONATHAN ADEX 05/08/2013 - 15:42

Rooney is 1 of d best midfeeder manu hav,if dey cant buy defender&midfeeder they shud not put him on sale.

momoh rahman ifeanyi 05/08/2013 - 13:59

So sad and good to say,the arriver of rvp & kagawa really prove his (roonie) playing days at united was comming to an end,farewell to him if he really dose want to leave,farewell to fergie.

Ekele Emmanuel 05/08/2013 - 13:22

If united can generate money from Wayne to buy strong midfielders and defenders that will be a great business bt if not dont try 2 sell him.

vincent quinlan 05/08/2013 - 12:45

Alex who ??? Moyes to replace sir its all about me..everton to slide down table same as united..happy days killing two birds with one ginger stone

Mu fi lyf 05/08/2013 - 12:42

Man u should not cash in,wayne is still better than rvp…we should just find another midfilder rather than playing rooney into deep midfield role

sid 05/08/2013 - 12:15

a few years ago this would have panicked united fans, now however he can do one if he likes as we have better players than him

REDFORLIFE 05/08/2013 - 10:49

this gives me a big clue to whos the next united manager it is well known rooney doesn’t get on with moyes if he wants to go I think united should cash in this season he has been over weight not lasting the full 90 minutes on many occasions

Mike 05/08/2013 - 08:08

Rooney for me since that time he announced he wasn’t satisfied with United’s ambition and wanted to leave, has rarely if ever, turned on the wondrous form that led his tag, ‘white Pele’. Hardly seems plausible now but two seasons ago he was a player reminiscent to Pele, no matter what the bitters say. He was in such fine form, fellow players and professionals were convinced he would beat Messi-who was also in the form of his life- to the Ballon D’Or if only for his personal life and subsequently that train-wreck of a World Cup performance coming in to tint that bright prospect. And since then, it’s been a battle to try and manage his weight and his form. He just doesn’t look happy on the pitch anymore. And it shows in some of his performances. I’m a big fan of Rooney, but if he’s not happy at the club, there’s no use forcing him to stay. It doesn’t benefit anyone. We let Ronaldo go, and he still has the same number of CL medals as Rooney. United are still strong and rivaling the best in the business. We’ll manage without Rooney. But one thing’s for sure, something has to be done about his performances. We want that kid who dared score a hat-trick at a debut in the CL at one of the most intimidating atmospheres in European football. And I don’t think he needs to go back to a being a constant potential Red Card, to get back that passion. Just look at the 2009/2010 season for proof.

Testimony i usman 05/08/2013 - 04:47

People have forgott that rooy is still man u best player,better than rvp.he is an all round player.


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