Wayne Rooney has remained silent all summer about his Manchester United future. The only insight we have got is that he is angry and confused.
Yet, a day after Roy Hodgson called up Rooney to the England squad despite him having a shoulder injury (…) soon after his hamstring injury (…), Rooney releases a public statement on his official Facebook page expressing his delight at Hodgson for selecting him and showing his faith and support.
It almost sounds like Rooney is having a swipe at not being picked for United. Obviously it is in his and Paul Stretford’s interests to maintain a good relationship with England fans but as for United fans? That doesn’t really matter. It is clear where Rooney’s loyalties lie – he is happy to let speculation with United bubble over but immediately makes sure his relationship with England is maintained.
I’ve become a bit disillusioned with Rooney and his actions. Part of me still wants him to stay but the other half wants him to leave so that Kagawa can flourish in the #10 role.