October 19th, 2010

QOTD: Alex Ferguson on Wayne Rooney – UPDATED

On his way? Apparently. (Getty Images/Daylife)

UPDATE: Wayne Rooney has released a statement this afternoon confirming his desire to leave Manchester United. The reason? The player was not given ‘any of the assurances I was seeking about the future squad’. You can read it here.


‘We’ve done nothing but help him at this club. Manchester United is that kind of club. We’re as bemused as anyone as why he would want to leave a club that’s won 40 major trophies, a platform for anyone. We don’t understand it.

The player has said he’s adamant he wants to leave. We have to deal with the next part of that, his request.’

Sir Alex Ferguson in a pre-Champions League press conference today.

Upon waking this morning, we applied our usual degree of scepticism to tabloid stories claiming that Wayne Rooney had rejected contract talks with Manchester United and was looking for a move, possibly to United’s rivals Manchester City. Then came the press conference and an interview with United’s in house TV channel MUTV.

‘Wayne has intimated to me in his own way that he wants to leave Manchester United. David Gill (United chairman) had a talk with his agent at the end of last season and that was to be continued after the World Cup.

Then David phoned and said it was bad news and Wayne’s agent had intimated that he wanted to go. We’re terribly disappointed because we can’t understand it.’

There’s no offer on the table for Wayne because they’re not prepared to listen to an offer.’

We’d have been prepared to stick our combined credit card bills on any of the following stories breaking before this:

  1. Fernando Torres figuring out where the goal is.
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo buying some decent trousers.
  3. Arsenal buying a goalkeeper.

In other words, we’re stunned. You?

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110 Responses to “QOTD: Alex Ferguson on Wayne Rooney – UPDATED”

  1. goldengirlsk says:

    he should just retire and save EVERYONE (epl, epl fans, himself….) some pain

  2. Jackie says:

    It's a joke if he thinks he can go anywhere in England and win. Unless if he foes to Arsenal or Chelsea… & maybe even City. But doubt the first 2 would want him, especially Arsenal. He seems he could fit in City… they buy everyone. anyway all the rumours of where he will end up, if he leaves just make me laugh.

  3. @DebStimson says:

    According to Mourinho, Wayne won't be coming to Real Madrid as they already have the squad that they will have until the end of the season. Phew!

    "What crosses your mind when you see players’ names linked to Real Madrid in the press?
    What I said about Jesualdo also relates to signings. You can sell news and do your ‘business’ without harming others. When names come up like Gareth Bale, Llorente and Rooney, you aren’t harming them by linking them to Real Madrid. You sell news, but you aren’t harming anyone. Madrid is Madrid and players will always be linked with this club. Mainly big names because people won’t believe you if you speak about mediocre players. As a coach I must not only say what I think, but what the club thinks as well. This is our squad from now until the end of the season. These are the players we have faith in. Real Madrid made the investment it had to in previous seasons and this past summer. We don’t have the perfect squad because it doesn’t exist. We have an optimal squad with players who boost my confidence, so I don’t want any players in the winter transfer window. I think it is premature and out of touch with reality when players are discussed because I, and surely the director general and president, will say that the current and January markets are closed for Real Madrid should nothing out of the norm occur."

  4. Michaella says:

    I hope he goes and soon!!! We might be a worse off team without him but no one, not even Wayne Rooney is bigger than Manchester United and Alex Fergerson.

  5. I still cant get over this news, after everything united have done for Rooney. The fans have been nothing but loyal to him despite the scandals or headlines hes been involved with.
    But I think I've spent too much of time wasting thinking about this soon-to-be traitot.
    More important things to think about includding the game tonight and a good possibility of seeing adorable hernandez in action! Could he be any cuterrr? :) :)

  6. keziah says:

    Um anyone else think maybe Coleen gave him an ultimatum… "leave Manchester and take us somewhere far away from ur prostitute friends or I leave u and take the baby"? Or maybe there was a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes at the club that was unhelpful for trying to re-build a marriage… just another point of view.

  7. Zahara (Spain NT, Barca lover) says:

    its just not manchester uniteds day today…its a good thing i am not a fan of theirs, otherwise hoo boy, there would have been a lot of moping around

  8. Lotte (Zlatanista) says:

    I feel i must be missing something here. Sorry, i do not mean to be disrespectful, but why is it worse that Wayne leaves than anyone else? Sure i belong to the ones that find the loyalty of Giggs, Scholes and Xavi very admirable, but i´m also cynical enough to regard affairs like this a part of the football industry. Maybe there are some details to this story that i am ignorant of, but as it is i feel more surprised than dissappointed. Again, i understand that Man U fans are shocked by this, it came out of nowhere, but i try not to be too upset. If nothing else then for the sake of my health.

    • Because he isn't "anyone else". He was on track to be a United legend, and believe me, that title is not handed out lightly by United supporters. He kissed the badge, swore he would be a United player "for life", and now is possibly moving to our most bitter rivals. Also, the manner in which he has engineered this move is not going over well. At least Cristiano gave us one more year, and played for the shirt right to the end and is now respected by United fans for the way he handled his departure. I understand that players must take care of themselves, but the way this has been done is appalling.

      • Lotte (Zlatanista) says:

        Yes i can understand that he is special because he´s the big star, and a talisman for the club. I meant more in the line of the same rules should apply to everyone, even if we don´t like it. Wayne should have the same options to leave like everyone else. He has the right to want a change, to not like his teammates or whatever it is going on with him. We don´t really know what has brought this on , do we? If it is the money, it is so over the top greedy! But i´m going to wait and see before i say too much.

  9. Steph says:

    I'm stunned. I don't believe Wayne is in a right state of mind right now with his personal life falling apart and his injuries and lack of form. Maybe its everything adding up that caused him to want to walk out, but once he gets his form back he might change his mind? I'm hoping that's the case anyway. Sir Alex said he's leaving the door open for any offer from Wayne's manager and stuff so who knows.

    That said, us Mancs have been through this with Becks, Ruud, and Cris. We can handle Wayne leaving. We'll move forward. We have a great first team with the likes of Nani, Vidic, and Fletcher. Not to mention the recent signing of Chicarito. We'll be fine. Though if the rumors about him wanting to switch to Man City are true, then it'll be a different story altogether.

  10. Alera S says:

    He will have to leave the UK every other teams fans despise him doing this he has already peeved off Man U fans. While i figured this would happen after he ousted fergie for lying if he goes to a different club in epl particularly man city expect some Messi leaving Barca level fan fits

  11. Mrs.DiegoForlan says:

    I am in no means a Man Utd fan. But this is just tasteless and tacky. This is the club that made Rooney the player he is… I mean, whenever I hear "Manchester United", I immediately think of Rio, Neville, Giggs, and ROONEY. He is an important part of the team… this is just devastating. United will get through this, I know, but it's still quite shocking.

  12. WAG2BE says:

    Does anybody, after taking into consideration EVERYTHING about Rooney, reaallllllllllly want him. NOPE DONT ANSWER THAT YET…..THINK ABOUT IT……KEEEP THINKING ABOUT IT…..okay, yeaaaaaa, ummm nope

  13. YouNeverWalkAlone says:

    oh oh oh yeah yeah yeah i like that idea!!! I would love it if they bought Gourcoff!!!! I would discard my hatred of Man Utd if they only bought him. (I already like the club anyway, I just hate the team.) Hell yes they really do need a sexy player at last

  14. Leya_S says:

    Not a Man. U. fan, but I read about this yesterday on Dirty Tackle and was so confused and shocked by this news! It just seemed to have come out of left field! Yeah there was that whole "Fergie says I've been injured but I haven't" deal, but I didn't think it was grounds for him leaving!!! In any event, I can't figure out why all of a sudden he wants to leave? Yeah he was having a bad season, but to blame the club for that even though they were only trying to help/protect him? Low class.
    Honestly, all I can say is that Fergie has always been amazing at finding players when they're young, harnessing their talent, and making them into stars, then after that, its up to the players whether they want to leave or stay, and in a good way or a bad. In this case, Rooney's making a huge mistake, but I really feel like its all on him, and the squad will be good without him anyway.

  15. canederli says:

    I feel bad for the MU fans. This is just so disrespectful after all the support he's been shown. That said, if he ends up at RM, I will weep..and vomit. The chemistry is working so well there right now. Mou would be nuts to mess it up. He wouldn't do that, would he? ::shudders::

  16. Nell says:

    So saddened, kickette. I've always thought Rooney was Ferguson's man through and through and it's terrible to see this happen. I've got to stop putting so much faith in footballers.

  17. farahmancunian says:

    Didn’t expect this at all, oh well he’s an ass anyway. I want to see the day when there is no other club wanting him. Then he’ll realise he’s not that great. I hope. ass.

  18. izzy says:


    oh well, we're bigger than any 1 player. Keep the red flag flying high!

  19. @mezz98 says:

    Wow. That's all I've got!

  20. Zinny says:

    Not a ManU fan by any means but how terribly stupid of Rooney. Manchester is the club that MADE him. Even if he wants to leave, at least be a human being about it and show some respect to the institution that you owe everything to. I'm no expert but this seems to be the beginning of the end for Wayne. Colleen, get out as soon as you can love! There'll be nothing left for you soon.

  21. roosmith says:

    i know there's a problem about rooney and ferguson, when rooney has a affair with jennifer and fergie was so angry and than now i think the best way for rooney is come back with united i think he will be have a good affair to with fergie even fergie still angry to him if rooney would leave united it was so bad

  22. cherryboomboom says:

    No player is bigger than the club .
    He can leave or get a shoe in his face .
    Manchester united is mostly known by its professionals and by its respect .
    Rooney , we dont want you in Man United anymore … and IMO .. people dont even want you on he england squad …

    Goodbye .

  23. Che says:

    oh wayne, if you are stupid enough to stay in manchester & go to city you better have one hell of a body guard.

  24. BarceLisa says:

    Unless Rooney signs for a club with decent manager, I see his career and personal life ending up like Paul Gascoigne. As much as it pains me to see him leave, I hope he doesn't sign for the highest bidder (which he probably will). Who knows what Gazza could have achieved if he signed with United instead of Spurs. He never had a manager who could have challenged him the way Fergie could have. Rooney is still young and in need of guidance, he will never find another manager like Fergie.

  25. kitty1979 says:

    Have been a Man Utd fan since I was 11 (am now 31!) and I've never been so disappointed in a player. At least Ronaldo had the decency to explain why he wanted to leave. Sir Alex is right, Wayne needs to treat the club with the respect it deserves. In his 6 years at United he has won everything from Premiership title's to a Champions league title. I lost respect for him as a person after the whole 'prostitute' business & have now lost all respect for him as a player. Very sad day for United.

    We need more players like Giggsy!

    • honeslty now I have more respect for Ronaldo than for Wayne at least he went to Madrid in a "classier" way

    • Nell says:

      Exactly, Giggsy wasn't perfect when he was younger but as he's talked about recently, Ferguson gave him the guidance and discipline he needed to become the world class player that he still is today. Will Rooney be the respected and loved player at 36 that Giggs is? I highly doubt it.

  26. eeraaa says:

    Well, we'll move on. The club will recover and at the moment it's not like he's been a major part of the campaign. Playing below his level and not netting. After the club has supported him through all his wrongdoings and whatnot and now he wants out. Man U has more important things to worry about (like winning games) then trying to make their "star" player happy when he clearly doesn't want to be there. There's the door Wayne.

    Real Madrid, be smart and stay away from this one. Man City, he's all yours.

  27. Bebo Ronaldo says:

    He’s moving 2 R.M??? Wot da hell!!! No way he don’t belong there…Real Madrid is a place for hotties not pig faces lyk rooney…URGH!!!

  28. lovealwaysyours says:

    Saw Sir Alex interview and how utterly disheartening… like watching someone kick a puppy… I just want to give him a hug… *sigh*… off to find the wine & the latest jcrew mag… :( (

  29. Lou says:

    I'm not a fan of Man Utd myself, but all clubs deserve some form of loyalty, theyve given Rooney so much. The reality is Rooney only cares about himself, Look at the loyality he shown Everton, actually it shouldnt really surprise us. He now believes his own hype, and no player should be bigger than any club!!!! Man Utd are better without him, if his off the field activities are affecting his on the field performances than you don't need a player like that. At least this explains why he isn't bothering at Man Utd this season his heads already on his next destination. He'll fit in well at Man City….. all egotistical footballers, that are in the game for the love of the money and not the sport. High paid bench warmers most of them!!!!! Even James Milner went there….Really didn't expect that one! :(

    • Leya_S says:

      Its tragic, really.
      Even Tevez, who I always love to watch play bc he plays at like Mach 3 speed and gives 150% all the time, I don't doubt that a lot of the draw to Man. City was money (although he claims he had problems with Fergie over at ManU).
      I only semi-disagree in David Silva's case, out of loyalty to all SNT members. True, Valencia was good, but he got an offer to move to an EPL team, so I suspect that's why HE went. Although I could just be naive…

  30. Bruna says:

    With the news about Ancelotti being interested in him I can only think he's trying to bring together all players recently involved in scandals in Chelsea squad.

    Frankly, I am Chelsea fan and I would like to have Rooney as a substitute for Drogba … But I understand how Man Utd fans feel right now.

  31. C16 says:

    Sir Alex said it….
    I feel bad for MUFC fans. But I think you guys will do good without him anyways, he's not indispensable. He clearly hasn't been good lately. His loss.

    And yes, DO NOT want him in Real Madrid!

  32. Pique_Xavi says:

    For starters I'm not a fan of either the player or the club but I dislike very much someone who is talking about leaving simply because he should do something about it than just talk. Maybe he heard things he didn't like and doesn't feel like part of the team but still. Rumors are of RM? I really don't see him there either. I think he would bring drama where there isn't room for it. Its not like he's bringing much to the table from what I've seen of him. I guess his personal life is affecting him in more ways than one and maybe what he needs is time off not only off the field but out of the public/media. I feel sorry that someone who was regarded as one of the best goes out like this. It shouldn't be that way for any football player.

  33. beri says:

    Imagine if he goes to Chelsea….good Lord him, Terry, and Ashley Cole on one team! Well it’ll be easier for all the skanks, tarts, hoochie mamas, h*es, and prostitutes…

  34. Tephy says:

    I would like to echo the sentiment of almost every Real Madrid fans I've heard: DO NOT WANT him in our squad.
    I love almost every player in RM (heck I can even deal with CR7 greasiness), but him? NO.

    Yeah, go to City or Chelsea or even Serie A (yo, Moratti? Can't get Kaka or Messi? Here's an alternative).


    • cammie says:

      I hope he doesn't go to RM…blah..he doesn't fit

      • Tephy says:

        I KNOW RIGHT?!

        I know RM needs a striker right now (bye Benz. Pls just go to Arsenal) so that CR can go back to his position in midfield, but Dear Lordie, NOT ROONEY. I much prefer Llorente who is already accustomed to Spanish football and I believe could form a great partnership with his teammates in the NT.

        The only good thing I think could come out if Shrek here goes to RM (*knock on wood*) is to see how Mou would out-diva him. Imagine the gums that he'd chew, water bottles he'd throw… etc

    • Zinny says:

      I am a Cule and I wouldn't wish Wayne Rooney on even Madrid, our biggest rivals. He's just a disease.

    • YouNeverWalkAlone says:

      I was going to say something else but I just realized that everything you said is what I was going to say:
      I love all of RM and even CR7 but I think he should STAY AWAY. Go plague Man City!

      lol and I would love it if RM signed Llorente! It would be perfect! :D

  35. Maribel says:

    Flabbergasted. When I first heard the rumblings I thought they were ridiculous rumors. Never saw this coming. I thought he'd end his career with United many years down the road. I'm very interested in hearing his reasons and where he wants to go.

  36. sidney says:

    Im not a Man U fan but I really feel sorry for those who are .Im sure that this will be ONE of the biggest mistake he ever made.Lets wait and watch.And please I dont want him in my team RM ;we dont need him and can go elsewhere for all I care.

  37. beri says:

    Just like SAF, I'm shocked and disappointed! I respect his decision and choice to leave the club, but he could have at least had the decency to stick it out for one season. Even Ronaldo had enough respect for SAF and the club to stick it out for a year and he gave it his all!

    • Leya_S says:

      True, and Ronaldo had the decency to keep his eventual move to Real Madrid quite while he finished out his season at ManU, even lying to the press saying he wasn't going and they weren't offering…

  38. SoccerLoverrrr says:

    wayne rooney is a dumb ass.

  39. wayneisadiva says:

    u said it well. yeah thanks for nothing wayne.

  40. As a Red Devil, I'm VERY DISAPPOINTED. I never thought Wayne was THAT kind of player. Where are those players like Giggs & Scholes who don't care about the money, who play for the team they love & support? I'm totally upset, but if he wants to leave, let him go.

    • Well then you obviously don't know what he did before he was at Man U. I remember him saying " oncece a blue always a blue" and then he was off to Man U.

      • That's true. But I've always believed him when he said that Old Trafford is his home and MU his family. Guess I shouldn't expect from him loyalty to MU, when he wasn't loyal even to his childhood team Everton, neither his pregnant wife.

  41. LuvinBale says:

    I’m not a Man Utd fan but I do feel for the fellow Kickettes who are. The whole thing feels like there is this giant back story that noone is talking about.
    Why would he want to go?
    Where would he go?
    Is he trying to get a fresh start after all the crap from this summer?
    Im confused to say the least.

    If Bale left Spurs I would be beside myself.

  42. wayneisadiva says:

    i dont think city fans wants him there. i mean what can he do that tevez cant do for the team, i just think hes overrated. he will really regret this.

  43. Alex says:

    Rooney can't be expected to be loyal to MU. He could not even remain loyal to his wife and baby. And to break his marital bows with a prostitute?!?!?!?!?! That' was also an insult to all good and decent women!

    • YouNeverWalkAlone says:

      Just my thought!

    • shay says:

      I wish I could disagree with you, but you are so right! I'll cry when he leaves,but as things stand I can't imagine any United supporter would want him to stay.

  44. YouNeverWalkAlone says:

    WTF!! He's such a disgrace to this club. Manchester Utd made him into a star. Man U covered for him during all his drama. Man U GAVE HIM EVERYTHING…and now the ingrate wants to LEAVE?

    Dont come to Real Madrid! We do not want traitors like you here! We don't need you! Go bother Man City!

    I feel very sorry for you, Man U fans, very sorry. Please know that while I despise your team (okay, mostly Rooney) more than anything else in the world, I like Fergie and I sympathize with your club.

    • Princess says:

      Being both a United and Real Madrid Supporter I totally agree with you! We would rather have torres than him!! I'm really suprised that Coleen accepted him back and if I was Fergie I would be happy to let him go. I dont think many or even any clubs will accept him seeing his devestating reputation.

      • YouNeverWalkAlone says:

        Yeahhhh we want Torres!!! :D
        And I dont think anyone should have taken him back: Coleen, Fergie, Man Utd. NO ONE. And you're right, no one will want him! Serves him right!

    • senora ramos says:

      hell no to him coming to madrid!! please for the love of god!!

      sorry to my man utd ladies. this is just so many levels of wrong

      • Thea says:

        Hey hey Ramos imagine the fun I would have if he went there! (Although I think he's staying in the EPL) he could be the new fashion guru for the team – heavens knows they need it!

        • senora ramos says:

          i think he's staying in the EPL as well. but you could have fun if a certain fernando came to us instead (and i don't mean torres) :D

      • YouNeverWalkAlone says:


  45. GiIl says:

    Ordinarily, when a player of Rooney's calibre leaves a top club from one league, of course you'd expect them to consider moves to clubs of the same rank in other countries. Outside of the PL, there's only La Liga (currently in ascension) and secondly, Serie A. However, Wayne Rooney does not and has never seemed the character to want to ply his trade in another language. Some people are just culturally identifiable to one place, and his Englishness, relative youth and apparent loyalty to Man U (on top of ability) are what made him such an asset for the club to further build the next generation around.

    And to clarify, there isn't a club currently bigger than Man U in England. Liverpool has the historical prominence but right now need to invest, Arsenal are strong on talent sourcing, development and 'completing' players and Chelsea are strong based on athleticism, experience and a galvanising coach (producing great results, I admit)

  46. MaryElla says:

    Dir Sir Alex, bench him for as long as you can, then sell him for what you can get. He is an unsavory distraction. I'm surprised anyone would touch him. I wouldn't.

  47. gin_in_teacups says:

    I really feel for the United/Rooney fans. Personally I don't like the man, and I'm hoping to God the rumors that Real Madrid want him are false, but seriously, this is c**p. Even before I was properly into football I knew Rooney and I've always thought of his name as being synonymous with Manchester United. I can't imagine what he suddenly wants out so badly for, and to be considering Manchester City of all places. I'm sorry to any Kickettes who are losing a favorite player or are feeling stung by this.

    • Leya_S says:

      oh man, Rooney at Real? Whilst it is true that I am a Barca fan, I think Real's got a good dynamic going and has just gotten in its groove with their players this season. I just can't picture Rooney at Real…or in La Liga, at all, really. It's a different kind of football over there, and he doesn't seem to me to fit. I guess I just really can't picture him anywhere BUT ManU.

      Plus, I'm sorry, but I feel like over at Real Madrid, Mou's word is GOD (he is The Special One after all), so I feel like he and Rooney would clash as as well…

      • gin_in_teacups says:

        It was the front page story in some paper I saw in Tesco the other day. I swear I almost threw a hissy right there in the store. It's probably just a stupid rumor, but I don't need the stress of thinking it's even the slightest possibility. We're doing just fine thanks, with a team where nobody is a despicable human being. Honestly, if he came to La Liga at all I'd be pretty pissed. Both Real and Barca are too good for him.

        Agreed, I can't imagine him anywhere besides United. I guess Chelsea but it's still weird to think about. And I suppose I could easily see him taking a huge payday from Man City, though I hope that's not where he ends up because I watch City for David Silva and I don't want to have to watch Rooney each week, nor do I want him anywhere near my little David. In fact, just keep Rooney away from all my Spaniards and we'll be fine.

        • Leya_S says:

          I'm not a Man City fan, either, but I agree with you that Rooney needs to be kept away from all the Spaniards! I think Rooney, Nigel De Jong, and Javier Mascherano need to all be on their own team of despicable footballers, where they can whine, play lousy, and tackle each other to their hearts' content. I'm STILL mad that Mascherano came to Barcelona after the way he treated Liverpool. So I can just imagine if Rooney came to Real how awful that would be. I can't imagine Sergio and Xabi and Angel and Pipita and even CR7 rubbing elbows with him at RM.

          Truthfully, there is almost nowhere in the EPL for Rooney to go that won't just be plain rude as far as rivalries go. He's just lucky he's not in Serbia where a few fanatics posted Vladimir Stojkovic's obituary after he joined Partizan Belgrade on loan from Sporting, even though he's an honorary member of Red Star Belgrade.

          • gin_in_teacups says:

            Woah, I'd never heard that about Serbia. That's some crazy shit.

            I like your idea of putting all the d-bags on their own special team. "Tackle each other to their hearts content" – I have quite the image on this in my mind right now and it's hysterical!

  48. s0506495 says:

    I don't know why and I hope I do.
    He's always been one of my favourite player and same for Ronaldo. Well, Ronaldo has left a year ago, and now Rooney is wishing to leave. I don't know what should I do if they both leave. That'd be heart-breaking.

  49. GaRyLoVe says:

    BABY, FLY DOWN!!!! You can't say this thing because you must to show respect to MU's fans, if you don't want to do that please you haven't to write this thing…Use your brain please e not only your words!!!

  50. Summer says:

    I'm completely with you Alex!! I'd like to say to Wayne that it is finished the honey with him, Alex and all the Manchester with its fan have been so patience with him, now he has to show to the world that he's a really man a not a coward, or a little boy, which can escape from a difficult situation…I hope he will remain at the MU, because I think that this is the right place for him.

  51. footieflu says:

    Heart-broken! United will definitely come through this….. But what about Wazza?… I really do think he is making a mistake…. how can you turn around on the club that you yourself said was the "best ever" just a few months ago????

  52. Taskeen says:

    I'm not really surprised considering that whenever there are any rumours about a major player leaving ManU they end up being true, especially after the recent dramas between Wayne and Sir Alex. Once there's an altercation between a player and Sir Alex there's usually an exit soon after. But still though, despite all of that it must be a bad shock to all the ManU fans

  53. Lashes says:

    Not a Man U fan, but damn I would be mad as h*ll. He's such a disgrace! And where does he imagine he can in Uk without being booed 'till death.. Maybe the Championship hahahah:)

  54. lorena_yGp says:

    Let me just ask you this- what is your favorite team- do you have a favorite player? Now imagine that he is leaving your team? And would you be happy,excited!? So show some respect to US -MAN.UTD fans!!! Respect EVERYONE! RESPECT OTHER TEAMS!!! RESPECT OPPONENTS!!! ENJOY FOOTBALL!!!

  55. loves la roja says:

    manchester united will be a much classier establishment without him. he's terrible.

  56. hereforthenando says:

    I'm not a fan, but Manchester United Kickettes, I feel really sorry for you. This must be disturbing and difficult. It's the end of an era, that's for sure.

  57. Ashley says:

    Wow Rooney, you just made the BIGGEST mistake of your life. He will regret this.

  58. Gabs says:

    If I had heard this before the world cup I would had been definetly devastated, now it's sad but he's really not in a good place so maybe is better, this way we can concentrate on improving our first team without worrying about Rooney. I'm sure Ferguson will find the way to make it work!! By the way you're still running the CR story, right? I mean is an issue we should be addressing!!!

  59. Lotte (Zlatanista) says:

    Ok, i really understand if people would be extremly upset if Rooney would end up in Manchester C. I guess i would be too, even if i´m not a Man U fan as such. But if he wants to leave something must have happened. It´s not a club that you just pick up and leave because you´re bored, or something. It is all very confusing. It would feel weird seeing Wayne in a different kit. But i guess nothing is gonna stop him if he´s really intent on leaving. We have seen it before haven´t we?

  60. GiIl says:

    That boy is a waste of space. I want him out now- **** him! Sorry, but he’s shown such disrespect to the club and the manager. How come he wants out? It’s not like the Barca-Fabregas affair, where the player openly said he would only leave Arsenal for one team. This smells of a greed and greed alone. He’s not going to Spain, so let’s stop pretending that’s viable! That kid is staying in England, and to consider Man City is just…I can’t even.

    The whole thing stinks

    • footieflu says:

      same thought crossed my mind… he is likely to stay in England…. Spain is definitely not an option for him…

      • Lou says:

        I would assume for his England career he would, but then again he may want to get well away from Colleen's folks? :D Maybe thats something Coleen has put forward? If she wants out of the Manchester area due to this Prostiture still running about their favourite haunts? Who knows. Can see for money purpose him going to City, but for personal reasons I think he may go abroad ;)

  61. Missy Manchester says:

    *Apoplectic Rant Alert*____I am beyond stunned. I am furious. How dare he! Who does Wayne Rooney think he is? His sense of entitlement and egomania is sickening. ____ If he really does end up leaving MUFC…then he'll end up being a footnote to footballing history. ____Obviously…Wayne's tattoo "Just Enough Education to Perform" should be changed to "Not Enough Education to Recognize When You've Got a Good Thing".____My pick for Quote of the Day would have been this one from Sir Alex:____"We had a discussion about the whole situation. I said 'the only thing I want from you Wayne is to respect and honour the club's position and its traditions and behave like a proper professional and we will try and see it through'."____If Wayne is fed up with the booing he got in S. Africa…or when he goes to Everton…you just wait and see what happens if he goes to Man City. His best bet is to leave the UK altogether. ____I better end this post before I'm carried out on a stretcher.

    • GiIl says:

      Missy Manchester, I'm totally with you! (posted below urs too). The way this thing has played out, with his 'camp' obviously trying to paint Wayne as some sort of victim, it's naive and disrespectful. As Sir Alex says, all he wanted was for him to be professional. Rooney's form has been terrible since June, and all SAF did was try to shield him from media pressure and buy time for him.

      What gets me is how short sighted this is- City might pay more, but his commercial value to sponsors undoubtedly goes down with it. Only a move to Chelsea or RM could hold up his current value. And as you mention, moving across the road will guarantee a chorus of boos, not just at OT.

      • Missy Manchester says:

        I'm still fuming! LOL I honestly cannot believe he would do this to me! But I don't know why I'm so surprised considering the way Rooney has treated his wife and boss. The only relationship he hasn't wrecked is the one with his agent…Paul Stretford. It will be interesting to see if that implodes as well.

        I honestly don't see how he can PR spin his way out of this latest debacle. I'm now christening him "Wrong Move Rooney".

        (P.S. I also agree with everything you wrote too.)
        (P.P.S. I think Sir Alex should run the country.)

  62. Berbie's Barbie says:

    I'm a huge fan of Wayne Rooney. Okay well after today, used to be a fan. I'm shocked, hurt and confused with the current situation. I don't know if he'll still be at OT next season, but my heart will still (and always) remain with Manchester United and Sir Alex. No player is bigger than the club.

    • Jessi says:

      I was a HUGE rooney fan. I’m so disappointed. When SAF confirmed I felt like I had been punched in the gut and may have wanted to throw up. For a player to say that he’s at the best club and wants his career to be there, I just expect more loyalty and respect. If you want to leave, fine (i hate it but fine), but don’t disrespect the club that’s done so much for you! I can’t help but have a suspicion that this goes back to his personal issues (like not being able to keep it in his pants).

    • Zinny says:

      "No player is bigger than the club". Very well put, ineed.

  63. Jessi says:

    I’m in the anger stage of my grief right now. I went through disbelief and bargaining … now i’m just mad. It seems like MUFC has done so much for him, and now he just wants out. Part of me thinks that it’s money, another part thinks it’s because of press. I had a feeling something was brewing when he went against Ferguson and said he wasn’t hurt. If he wasn’t then Ferguson was just trying to protect him from his own stupidity. Wayne hasn’t had his form as of late. Whether it’s an injury or a mental thing, Ferguson was trying to protect him and for Rooney to basically call Ferguson a liar was dumb and rude. I’m really disappointed in Rooney on this. I think United have some great young players coming up. It’s just sad that Rooney won’t be a part in molding those players.

    On second thought maybe it’s a good thing … we don’t need any more philanderers in football.

  64. I can't express the depth of my disappointment. But I support Sir Alex and Manchester United. We will move forward together and sadly for Wayne, he won't be a part of it.

    • lorena_yGp says:

      We survived without Best,Cantona,Beckham,Ronaldo…We have won trophies,CL,Cups played amazingly, we scored some breathtaking goals, won games even when everybody written us off and now once again it is time to show to the world who we are!!! :-) GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED!!! :-)

      • YouNeverWalkAlone says:

        Hahah well actually I hate Manchester United, but what you say is very true…you have survived all through these starts leaving you…You are a great club…and anyone who chooses to leave is stupid because they are missing out.

        Lol I still hate your team (namely Rooney, Ronaldo, and Beckham) but i do love Sir Alex and therefore I like your club, but not your players XD does that make any sense?

        • lorena_yGp says:

          Well actually I dislike your club too ( it is part of being Man.Utd or Liverpool fan :-) ) BUT every time I hear YNWA I get goose bumps :-) Aaaaand you have Nando soooo….:-)

          • Thea says:

            Wayne is making an error as Real, Barca, inter or Milan will not want him – so unless Chelsea takes him it's a lesser team in EPL – NO SENSE AT ALL

  65. I am SO glad that I don't know you in person. Your absence in my life is one happy note in an otherwise dismal day. Thank you.

  66. GiIl says:

    Dear Kesha,

    This is a good natured forum where fans of all teams can share, discuss or lose their shit over the articles posted. I get, from your posts, that you're really only here to try and wind people up with such witty remarks as IYF and flinging 'bitches' around like you were Sara Carbonera's hair.

    Why not take the smack back to school/Tumblr or sit down while the rest of us talk about some actual sports news with wider implications on The Game.



  67. lorena_yGp says:

    Kickette THX for erasing some of the posts over here !!! :-) They were disgraceful to any Man.Utd fans over here !!!

  68. beri says:

    If I could dislike this a million times I would!

  69. hereforthenando says:

    Thank you. The comments here are generally pretty civil, there is no need to bring the level of intelligence down to "YouTube comments."