Why Wayne Rooney Needs To Leave Manchester United In The Summer Transfer Window

Why Wayne Rooney Needs To Leave Manchester United In The Summer Transfer Window
Jun 12, 2017

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One of the notable aspects of last season was the way Wayne Rooney became almost an irrelevance at Manchester United. Albeit, breaking Bobby Charlton’s goal-scoring record, but other than that you would not know Wayne Rooney was a player at Manchester United. The Manchester United captain played a bit-part role last season and when he was called upon by José Mourinho, he contributed nothing out of the ordinary for Manchester United.

For three years Wayne Rooney has put in lacklustre and frankly abysmal performances at Old Trafford. A notable aspect of Rooney’s game over last few years has been how easily he loses the ball in games and appears to have lost his athleticism.

It’s sad to say, and said to hear, but Wayne Rooney cannot compete at the very top level anymore and cannot contribute anything to Manchester United next season. It says something about the 31-year-old’s decline when Marouane Fellaini contributes more to Manchester United than he did last season. The club’s all-time record goalscorer.

Rooney recently took part in Michael Carrick’s testimonial at Old Trafford and what we saw was very concerning and upsetting.  To be brutally honest, he looked totally out of place in a testimonial game and looked way off the pace in that game. If a professional player, who plays for one of the top clubs in the world, looks out of place in a testimonial game against players in their mid-40’s, how on earth can it be justified that he remains at Old Trafford? If Rooney continues to cling onto his place at the club it may even be close to Theresa May levels of desperation and delusion.

In the upcoming season, Manchester United will be transformed, with new exciting players coming through the door to help get Manchester United back to the pinnacle of domestic and continental football. The numbers in the squad in the attacking areas will mean that Rooney will not get anywhere near the starting eleven next season, perhaps not even on the bench.

There may even be two strikers coming through the door at Old Trafford in the form of Álvaro Morata and Andrea Belotti adding to what is already at the club. Who will lose their place in the match day squad if two strikers come in? It certainly will not be Marcus Rashford or any of the other attacking players, it has to be Wayne Rooney, given as he is the weak link.

Another player who will be coming through the door at Old Trafford will Andreas Pereira, who returns after being on loan at Granada last season. The youngster impressed massively last season in a truly terrible Granada team and there are indications that he will be given a chance at Old Trafford in the new season. Pereira plays behind the striker in the number 10 role which is where many say Wayne Rooney should play these days. It is important for Manchester United to look to the future and develop the talents of Andreas Pereira, giving him a chance in the first team rather than being nostalgic and refusing to let go of Wayne Rooney. Manchester United need to look forward, not back now a new era under the right manager in José Mourinho can truly begin.

Nothing will ever take away Wayne Rooney’s iconic status at Old Trafford, he is the club’s record goal-scorer and has given so much to the club. However, the time has come for him to move on to pastures new and allow Manchester United to move forward and also for Rooney himself to move forward to a club that can give him game time and that can make the most of what he can offer these days. At the very least he deserves to play regularly, but that will not happen at Old Trafford next season.

  1. I think the guy is a bit greedy and selfish..He ought to have retire as an England international after the abysmal performances of the team qt the last Euro in France and give room for young players to come in yet he is still clinging to his place in the national team.Same at United he supposed to have left honourably last season but the money and postion.Gerrad and lampard are still playing better when they both retired fron club and country.. “Its always better to leave the stage when the ovation is still loudest”..after then its pure disgrace and dishonored left for him.

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