Wayne Rooney’s final ‘farewell’ to Sir Alex Ferguson

by Sam Peoples

Wayne Rooney has not travelled with the Manchester United squad for the final game of Sir Alex Ferguson’s 26 year tenure as United’s manager against West Brom.

The club has given him permission to be with his wife Coleen as she is due to give birth within the next few days.

Rooney was left out of last weeks’ squad against Swansea after requesting to be and this week’s absence means he will play no part in Sir Alex Ferguson’s farewell.

Ferguson has stated that he has no interest in dealing with Rooney’s future and will leave it up to David Moyes to decide what he wants to do with him when he officially takes over on July 1, although movement would likely be faster than that with the season finishing today.

The 27-year-old handed in his second transfer request in three years and struggled to even smile on United’s trophy parade around Manchester despite the throngs of fans that chanted his name.

He isn’t exactly hiding his disinterest at being a United player right now. When he collected his medal after Swansea, his dropped shoulders and sombre face didn’t paint the picture of a player who had just collected his fifth Premier League medal.

Although the reasons behind missing the West Brom game are perfectly legitimate, Rooney’s future at United is completely up in the air. Ferguson’s departure may be good for Rooney given his strained relationship with him but he is going to struggle to keep the fans on his side after handing in his second transfer request.

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missack kamphinda 05/19/2013 - 23:41

I jst wanna talk about Rooney ,this guy must knw that the manager is the one who decide who to play or not so leaving Utd is not a good decission at all plz Rooney we love waza

Juston 05/19/2013 - 23:02

Guys we need to look at this properly Rooney has been united’s ace for awhile now and he can play anywhere. I remember a game where we lost to Spurs. First half Rooney was on the bench second half he came on an the entire team changed around although we lost the energy that the team gave out since having Rooney on the team was amazing it’s just like when giggs comes on it’s a whole new united.

Quis 05/20/2013 - 02:27

He reminds me of and English tevez. I want or I’ll sulk. I’m a legend in my own mind. Yes he has industry when he’s on but when he’s off he’s an accident waiting to happen.

Javi Sanchez 05/19/2013 - 21:41

Let Rooney leave, we don’t need him with RvP leading the goal threat. No one is bigger than Man Utd, the likes of Jaap Stam, Van Nistelrooy, Beckham, Keane and Ronaldo all left Man Utd, but the club survived and kept the success on and off the field. Though we have Kagawa, but I am sure United, will go about replacing Rooney with a world class striker either Lewandowski or Falcao. Then theirs every chance United may just break the bank to sign either Ronaldo or Bale. Rooney will be the one who misses out and his memory would be a far distance!

Rahma 05/19/2013 - 13:59

Am a man united fan coz i was inspired by wayne rooneys dedication plz roony dont leave man u its ur 2nd home a wise man changes his mind plzzz.

Jason gerrard 05/19/2013 - 13:51

I would love it, just love it if Rooney fecked off to Japan or to Outer Mongolia and vanished into obscurity, he might even like to go and live in Bangkok where he can have his fill of granny’s on the game, anywhere but united.


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