Wayne Rooney: On The Road Out?
The Manchester United captain is facing the prospect of no longer being a main fixture of every match. What can become of Rooney and Man Utd now?
Written By Brain Watson - September 26, 2016
Manchester United have not got off to the best start of the 16/17 Premier League season, and the pundits are now sure for the reason why. Wayne Rooney. Rooney was benched in Man U’s game against current champs Leicester and the performance from Manchester was simply fantastic. They managed a 4-1 win with all goals being scored before half time. Pretty impressive for a team who suffered three defeats (including Watford) in one week earlier this month. Is it the case now that Wayne Rooney is merely a dead weight at United?
Without Rooney, Manchester United finally had the pace they had been missing so far this season. After Rooney’s shocking display against Watford, he seems to be able to do nothing right. His pace is not able to keep up with the likes of Ibrahimovic. Ibrahimovic needs pace and Rooney is not able to live up to that, whereas younger players like Rashford can. It may simply be that Rooney is entering the stage of his career where he is the most senior, but by no means the best, player. There is nothing wrong with that and at the age of thirty, it would be wrong to expect miracles from him. It just seems that there is no space for Rooney in Mourinho’s Manchester United.
The main question is, will Wayne Rooney be able to live out the rest of his career at Manchester United? We all know that this is what Rooney intends to do, but if he isn’t going to be making a regular appearance in the starting line up will he move to the bright lights of MLS where he would be the stand out player? We know Rooney would never move to another Premier League team so perhaps this could be an option after he (hopefully) beats Charlton’s United goal scoring record of 249 and leave on a high. With supporters starting to realise he hinders the team, we think it could be a good move.
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