Wayne Rooney has dramatically signed a new five year contract when it appeared he was almost certain to leave. I’m equally stunned on hearing this news as I was on Tuesday, when Sir Alex Ferguson intimated Wayne wanted to leave Manchester United. How do you feel though?
Personally, I’ve been very disappointed in Wayne’s actions of the past week, and perhaps on reflection since August. For many he will no longer have the hero status. He has vowed to win over the fans… Can he? In all honesty, I wanted him to leave. I’m going to find very difficult to cheer his name when it is read over the public announcer, to sing his song after scoring a goal, I will celebrate, but only as a consequence of the team scoring. I will never boo a player or the team, not like those that booed on the final whistle after the 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion – which I found embarrassing. Will a repeat of last season’s goal scoring feats win you over – we know how fickle us football fans can be?
So why the change of heart? Have we caved into his wage demands? I hope this is not the case. He obviously has had answers to his questions – this mean reinforcements are likely in January or the summer? Or despite signing a new contract will Rooney still leave in the summer, thereby allowing us to receive the deserved transfer fee?
How do you feel about Wayne Rooney now?
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