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Transfer Balls: Manchester United make Wayne Rooney an offer he can refuse as Chelsea mafia pounce

by | 16th, July 2013

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TRANSFER Balls: How’s Wayne Rooney’s summer panning out? He’s been the subject of a routine failed big-money bid from Arsenal, injured his leg in Bangkok (innocent it was entirely innocent; he can explain everything…) and eaten a Pot noodle at Glastonbury. Now read on..

As Pies reports:

Speaking in Bangkok, Manchester United manager Moyes has reportedly told Rooney that he will only be considered a vital player at United if “we had an injury to Robin van Persie,” also hinting that the uppity forward is on a ’12-month trial’ of sorts:

“Wayne can play up on his own, he can play dropped in. Overall my thought on Wayne is, if for any reason we had an injury to Robin van Persie, we’ll need him.


“I want to be able to play the two of them (Rooney and RVP), I want to use Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernández as well. I want to give myself as many options as possible.

“It’s going to be a time to see how I work with Wayne. Maybe in a year’s time we might have to look at something else.

“The first year, I have to get a chance to see the players and how best to use them.

“I’ve got to ensure it’s not just him and we don’t concentrate on him. Manchester United isn’t about Wayne; Manchester United is about the team, the club.”

The best English footballer in the Premier League is on trial at Moyes’s United.

This is all coming a week of so after United ‘s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward told the Observer that the club “wouldn’t be afraid to let Rooney’s contract (which runs for another two years, at £250,000-a-week) dwindle to nothing.

Basically, as penance for his little tantrum, Rooney’s now got to prove to the club that he’s worth a quarter-of-a-million quid every seven days, or he can go ahead and waddle out of town.

Nice to see the club standing up to the player (or, more accurately one would suspect, his agent) for once and actually challenging them to earn their abhorrently swollen wages.

In other news:

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard says Rooney’s ace and will loved so very much at Chelsea, telling Sky Sports:

“Rooney would be a brilliant signing. He’s a great player who has the experience and he’s still only young, at 27. He’s got a few years left to play. But it’s not up to me. It’s not my decision.”

No, the decision is for Rooney, United and a banker in a Siberian vault. Hazard’s job is to do the modern thing and tap up the wanted man. It’s a tactic we can thank Barcelona for bringing to the game.

Elsewhere, former Manchester United striker Andrew Cole believes Wayne Rooney will stay at Old Trafford this summer.

Martin Keown agrees in the Mail:

Going to London is a gamble…. He’d have to uproot his whole family. He’s best to stay where he is.

Does Keown suppose Rooney in his hob nail boots and whippet-hair jumpers will be preyed upon by Cockney geysers in The Smoke? ~One word Coleen Rooney: shops.

London’s calling…

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