Manchester United Football Club recently has gained a new record holder. Wayne Rooney is now the all-time top scorer for the Red Devils after he scored his 250th goal for the club against Stoke City. The now 31-year-old deserves all the plaudits coming his way, but Jose has admitted he’s free to go to China if he wants.
Wayne Rooney has been playing at the highest level for well over a decade now, and to do it so consistently with massive pressure on his shoulders is something he deserves huge credit for.
These recent quotes from Jose Mourinho tell me that he’s just so thankful of everything that the Englishman has done for this great club, and who is he to stand in the way of an absolute legend?
“I don’t know, it’s up to him.” The Daily Mirror quotes Jose as saying. “I don’t like to be critical of players who decide to go to China. It’s their life, it’s their organisation of their life, their organisation of their career.”
“The money is huge. The experience can also be interesting.”
“I know some of my colleagues think they are more important than they are and think they can interfere in the lives of other people, but I’m not that sort of guy.”
“Everybody is responsible for their own life. I’m not critical with anyone.”
“To be honest, in Wayne’s case, I have no idea because he has never mentioned it to me.”
With all that said, I just cannot imagine our club captain leaving us for the money in China. It’s not as if he isn’t on an absolutely huge wage here at United, and alright, he could get plenty more out there – but he’s all but ending his career at the highest level if he does make the move.
I fully expect him to stay at the Theatre of Dreams until at least the end of his current contract which expires in the summer of 2018, and I’ve no doubts that he’ll have a sit down with the manager before then and talk about extending it.
For now, though, let him enjoy the moment, because that’s the very least he deserves.