Fan Fuel: Wayne Rooney saga needs to end

Fan Fuel's Jason Menkveld weighs in on the Wayne Rooney and Manchester United saga and how he'd like it to come to an end either way.


Manchester United has had to endure quite a few shocking changes over the past few months. The retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson and the appointment of David Moyes is still fresh in everyone’s minds. Moyes looks poised to make quite a few roster changes. Gareth Bale, Cesc Fabregas and Marouane Fellaini are just a few of the names Moyes is going after. And although that does bring about speculations and excitement, there is another issue that’s really frustrating me. This whole saga surrounding Wayne Rooney must come to an end.

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I know Moyes and Ferguson have both stated that he’s staying with the club. However, is that really beneficial to both parties? If Rooney were to leave the club, it would give the club more flexibility and open up more possibilities within the transfer window. Also, it would give Danny Welbeck and Chicharito Hernandez the opportunity for more frequent starts during the season. It would give them a chance to improve, and make them even better players. And of course, Manchester United also have star striker Robin van Persie to look to for goals as well.

For Rooney, this certainly wouldn’t be a dreadful thing either. It would give him a chance for a fresh start, and the opportunity to help another club improve. Now to be clear, I’m not trying to belittle Rooney in any way. This guy has been the franchise player for Manchester United for many, many years. And I certainly wouldn’t mind seeing a newspaper headline stating that he’s staying with the club. I just wish this time of indecision would come to an end for both Wayne Rooney and Manchester United. Because no matter which way this decision goes, both sides will benefit.

I sure hope a decision gets made soon so Manchester United can continue preparing for next season.

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