Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United future has been up in the air recently, I think it’s fair to say that anyway. The 31-year-old captain has won absolutely everything at the Theatre of Dreams, but his performances this campaign have been less than impressive – and that is a real shame.
I wouldn’t be wholly surprised to see him leave Old Trafford over this summer, particularly if he wants to be starting week-in-week-out. Unfortunately, I just don’t see Jose Mourinho offering him that luxury next year.
Now, reports coming out of the Sunday Mirror claim that Stoke City could be about to offer Rooney a way out, as they are preparing a huge £45million offer to tempt the man from Croxteth into a move to The Potters.
The only issue for me is that Stoke is a huge downwards step for the forward, which is something he may have to embrace but it wasn’t that long ago when Rooney himself said he’d only play for two English clubs; United or Everton.
Watching his fall from grace has been quite sad. This is an absolute hero of Manchester United Football Club, and his dramatic drop from the very pinnacle of the sport has been a severe one.
So-much-so that he simply isn’t good enough to be playing at the very highest level anymore, and although there is zero room for sentiment in football, it still hurts to watch his demise.