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but in football, nothing is for sure.
but if you take last season, he got injured in the munich game, we eventually lost the tie, drew with blackburn while he was injured and so lost out on the title, so maybe he saw that without him we were not good enough, but by the same token, this season we are scoring goals, its the other end we are not doing well in.
had we not had defensive lapses, we could be a point ahead in the prem, then i would wonder what sway his actions were when he submitted the desire to leave on august 14th, 2 days before our opening game which we won 3-0 and just 4 days after we had beaten chelsea, at wembley, to win a trophy, not the most illustrious, but was still a trophy, which is why i dont believe they are his reasons.
Rooney is a mercanary. He plays for whoever he thinks is the best at that particular time. He chose Utd when they were strong. Now he perceives others to be the big spenders and in the ascendance Barca, Real, Chelsea and City. He is most likely right as money talks.
But the question he has forgotten to ask is do they want him?
Good post Lynden.
When you take off the blinkers and examine the current Man U squad, you would see that it's average in comparison to City's, Arsenal's and Chelsea's.
Spurs are getting very close to Man U squad-wise and we will be able to find out how close they are in a week's time at OT.
Most definately, there's a lot of truth in Rooney's statements.
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People keep harking on about the difference between utd`s suad now and their CL winning squad - but when you look at it it comes down to just 3 players. Ronaldo, Tevez and Hargreaves. The latter`s absence has nothing to fo with utd`s ambition and everythign to do with the player`s long term injury problems. The biggest miss is Ronaldo and his goal threat yet is Valencia that bad a replacement. He may not be a prolific goal scorer but he is a great creator of goals - something Rooney (one of the main players to benefit from his crossing ability) seems to have forgotten about. As for Tevez - he was more a scorer of important goals rather than a prolific scorer for utd. So given his rather low tally for utd is Hernandez - who looks a genuine goal poacher - such a bad replacement? In addition utd have added one of the most promising young England defenders around, a winger from France with great potential and a young unknown from Portugal. It seems to me that Rooney is taking the rather naive view that ambition is judge by how much cash you spend and not on the potential of the players you bring in.
To be fair peanut, bringing Arsenal into this is a terrible call. You've been in the trophy wilderness for ages now, and havent beaten us for about as long.
Chelsea I will give you. They have a squad that are all peaking now and they look pretty clinical at present. And City spent some 400million on their squad so its bound to have a bit of quality in it.
fking hell, you comedian
at least we know your not in the hunt for rooney if his desire is to win trophies
roony has more in 6 seasons than the current arsenal have altogether in 6 years
We're in crisis mode again Lynden!
Rooney is being very badly advised by his agent, that is mostly the problem here.
Its just astounding how people continue to buy into all this 'crisis' sh*t, they never, EVER learn here.
Fletchers form is the biggest worry right now, and replacing Scholes is a far bigger concern than Rooney going.
If this means Hernandez is going to get more games alongside Berbatov, then this is a blessing in disguise. We've struck Gold in that kid, just wait until all the plastics here are raving about what a bargain he turned out to be in 3/4 years.
Trust me, its coming!
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Whatever happens from now, I genuinely believe Rooney will regret this last week for the rest of his life.
In my opinion, he cant play for us again. Not after what he has said about all the other players currently at the club. I'm not even sure he can train with us. But I do believe that one day (i dont know when) he'll look back and realise he has made a mistake.
Amazing really, but Ronaldo suddenly looks like an angel with his behaviour 3 summers ago. He'll always be welcomed back to the club. Rooney? I'm not so sure.
Yes,this could be blessing in disguise - if the young players are as good as SAF must belive they are.
We've been playing without Rooney for the last six months anyway, so this crisis might sharpen the club's focus a bit about where they see themselves two years from now.