Transfer balls: Manchester United ‘owed’ Rooney £45m (unless they sell him to Real Madrid)
Transfer Balls: The Daily Star leads with news of a “Man Utd £45m deal”.
Wow. Manchester Untied have agreed to sign a player for £45m? No. Jonathan Green’s stort is utter balls:
Manchester United are backing Wayne Rooney to come good again as his massive wages mean no club would want to sign him, according to the Daily Mail.
Dang! And just when Real Madrid were looking to sign Rooney, too.
The United captain’s contract runs until 2019 and means the 30-year-old is effectively owed £45m in wages.
Er, no Jonathan. That is total balls. Rooney’s contract runs to 2019 but that is not to say he will be playing or Manchester United in 2019, nor be able to pick up all those bonuses for goals scored, shirts sold and matches player.
Rooney has struggled for form this season, scoring just two goals in the Premier League and on Saturday he failed to touch the ball in the Crystal Palace box. But Louis van Gaal will stand by his man as Rooney’s wages, let alone a transfer fee, would put other clubs off signing him.
If Rooney’s dropped then his wages will be reduced. If he’s dropped, then he will surly seek playing time elsewhere. That’s when Manchester United will sell him. And Rooney is a talented player, easily good enough to play on for a few years in the top flight.
In fact, one newspaper has said Rooney could be quitting Man United. Yep, it was the trusty Daily Star…