Another day, another twist in one of the biggest transfer saga’s in British football history: Wayne Rooney has been left out of Manchester United’s Community Shield squad because of a shoulder injury.
The want-away England striker has been training with the reserves this week but has not been declared fit enough to face Wigan at Wembley.
United have not specified what kind of shoulder injury Rooney has suffered, but our thinking suggests it could be of the chip variety, as he attempts to engineer a move away from Old Trafford.
The Bwin traders now have the troublesome striker at just 1.70 to join the Blues before the end of the transfer window, with 2.00 available on him staying a Red Devil.
If new United boss David Moyes has any sense, a Chelsea offer is accepted will be accepted soon. Put simply, Rooney isn’t worth all this trouble and the case for selling is a strong one.
United should cash-in.
Long gone are the days when a young Rooney tore opposition defences to pieces in the Premier League. Remember when he was aggressive in possession? When he brought fear to the eyes of defenders with his direct dribbling?
The modern-day Rooney has lost that side of his game, and because of it, he no longer can be described as a world-class player. He certainly hasn’t kicked on in the same way numerous world-class players have done when they hit their mid 20’s.
His exceptional football brain and technical ability, very much suited to the no.10 role he’s been playing for United in the last two seasons, make him still an asset, however, he is replaceable with the reported £30million Chelsea have offered.
This type of money could be used on young striker that, in time, will challenge Robin Van Persie to be their main man.
Deal or no deal, Moysie? In our view, it really is a no brainer. Deal.