David Moyes has just begun his term as Manchester United manager, but it's becoming clearer and clearer that he'll have to start next season without Wayne Rooney.
The former Everton youth graduate has been linked with a transfer to French club Paris Saint-Germain, and according to reports in England, PSG told Rooney's representatives that they would be willing to match his wages if he agrees a transfer to France.
Manchester United successfully regained the Barclays Premier League title this season for a record 20th time, and avenged their heartbreak of a finish last term losing the title on goal differential to rivals, Manchester City. Through the additional signing of Robin van Persie, Sir Alex Ferguson was once again able to mold a potent attack which threatened nearly every Premier League side week in and week out.
The season might have ended less than a week ago Saturday's Champions League final is, technically, the final act but Wayne Rooney has undoubtedly already secured the award for the most tedious transfer saga of the summer. Rooney allegedly handed in a transfer request three weeks ago as Sir Alex confirmed after his [.
Paris Saint-Germain have offered to meet Wayne Rooney's wages in an effort to convince Manchester United to part with the striker.
It's understood that PSG are willing to pay Rooney's £300,000 per week wages. The French club are interested in pairing Rooney with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Rooney is still reportedly disgruntled at the club, and the promise of a club matching his salary should push him closer to the edge of leaving the Old Trafford side.
For the last decade and a half Fox Soccer has been the voice of the Barclays Premier League in this country and that ended on Sunday. It's going to be sad not to have the EPL on FSC. While FSC has made it's mistakes over the years if it was not for them the EPL would not have the footprint that it has in this country.
Our Beautiful Son Klay Anthony Rooney was born at 2.11am, Weighing 7Ib 11.1/2 oz. Both Klay and Coleen are fine..... We're all delighted!! Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) May 21, 2013 Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has become a father for a second time. Baby Klay Anthony Rooney Rooney's second son with wife Colleen [.
According to reports from ESPN on the morning of May 19, 2013, Manchester United have announced that Wayne Rooney will not participate in today's match against West Bromwich Albion.
Rooney has been on a mission to see if the grass is greener on the other side as his ill-timed transfer request already upset enough people having been brought to the table the same time as Sir Alex Ferguson's announcement of retirement at the end of the campaign.
Wayne Rooney and Sir Alex Ferguson embrace (Image via MUFC official website)
Transfer rumors continue to fly hot and fast for Manchester United star striker Wayne Rooney. As of May 18, 2013, the want-away forward has been linked all over Europe and continues to increase the amount of speculation around his future in England.
Sir Alex Ferguson lifts the 1990 FA Cup (Image Via Manchester United official site)
Sir Alex Ferguson closed his time at Old Trafford out in style with a 2-1 win over Swansea City with long-time defender Rio Ferdinand scoring the winner late.
Ferguson used the opportunity after the match to thank everyone involved with the club for the duration of his ridiculously successful tenure, but he also called on the fans to get behind the new manager in David Moyes and support him the same way they've treated him for so long.
Arsenal are plotting a summer move for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. According to the Daily Mail, members of the Gunners' backroom team were discussing bidding for the wantaway England international as far back as March after being alerted that he was no longer happy at Old Trafford. Arsenal are said to be serious about [.
Newcastle are in early-stage discussions with Wayne Rooney's agent about a move from Manchester United, according to an article on the news section of Mike Ashley's business website. The Sports Direct website claims the Magpies are preparing a bid for the England international. The article read: "Newcastle United are preparing a shock bid for want-away [.
Robin van Persie was named the fans' player of the year at tonight's end of season awards. The announcement came as no surprise, with Robin set to win the Golden Boot this season too. He has scored so many great goals and so many important goals that he seemed an obvious choice for the Sir Matt Busby player of the year.
It's bizarre to say the least, that there was a story on the Sports Direct news site today, the company owned by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, that suggested Newcastle United were after want-away Manchester United star 27 year-old Wayne Rooney. Wayne Rooney in action against Newcastle But later today senior Newcastle United sources have [.
Wayne Rooney is a Newcastle United target, claims Sports Direct - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In a hilarious bit of news and this is getting more embarrassing for Rooney by the minute, with first PSG denying that they made a move for him, then Bayern refusing to consider him Sports Direct, the Newcastle owner Mike Ashley's retail company claims that Newcastle United have made Wayne their primary summer transfer target.
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With her pregnancy delivery date looming closer, Coleen Rooney ditched her 6-inch high heels for flat shoes at Man United's 20th Premier League celebrations on Sunday.
A summer of confusion looks set to descend at Old Trafford with regard to the future of star striker Wayne Rooney. The 27-year-old was left out of the squad altogether by Sir Alex Ferguson for his last home game. Even though he participated in the trophy awarding ceremony, the striker was certainly not in the best of his moods.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere (Google Creative Commons)
Arsenal are fighting for their UEFA Champions League qualification next season. They will face Wigan Athletic this afternoon of May 14, 2013, and there are already rumors flying as to what and or whom manager Arsene Wenger will be approaching this summer to keep the club on the up and up.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney (Wikimedia Commons)
Wayne Rooney has done his best to upset the already unsettled Manchester United applecart after having handed in a transfer request at the same time that 27-year manager Sir Alex Ferguson handed in his resignation and the club appointed David Moyes as his successor.
A bit of what's going on in Butt's Brain as we say goodbye to Sir Alex but look forward to tomorrow's massive Arsenal vs Wigan encounter at the Emirates... Wayne Rooney has requested a transfer but Sir Alex (and ... Continue reading →
David Moyes hasn't even officially taken over at Manchester United, and he's already been handed a huge blow to his title aspirations.
Following Manchester United's 2-1 victory at Old Trafford in Sir Alex Ferguson's home send off, the current United manager confirmed the transfer rumors about forward Wayne Rooney, admitting that the England international didn't take part in Sunday's league match because his head wasn't in the right place.
Sir Alex Ferguson celebrates the 2002-03 EPL Title (Image Via Manchester United official site)
Let the tears flow football fans, Sir Alex Ferguson is only one match away from retirement. After 26 magnificent years with Manchester United, Ferguson stole the show after their 2-1 victory over Swansea City as he addressed Old Trafford.
Sir Alex Ferguson used his last post-match interview at Old Trafford to set the cat amongst the pigeons with regard to Wayne Rooney's future. After yesterday's win over Swansea, Fergie confirmed that Wayne Rooney has asked to leave Manchester United, as we reported last week. The outgoing manager also confirmed the club's stance that the [.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney (Wikimedia Commons)
Manchester United have already had to take the impending exit of long term manager Sir Alex Ferguson this week, but now it appears that their long standing striker Wayne Rooney has handed in a transfer request according to the Telegraph on May 12, 2013.
A guard of honour, a standing ovation, a rousing speech and tears in the crowd Sir Alex Ferguson's farewell last night had elements of a golden moment that will be forever inscribed in Man United's history. Come on now, you must've felt something even as a neutral (is that a soft "NO", Everton fans?
Sir Alex Ferguson celebrates the 2008-09 EPL Title (Image Via Manchester United official site)
Swansea City come into this season with a new manager in Michael Laudrup, a new striker in Michu and new philosophy following the departure of Brendan Rodgers to Liverpool. However, it has worked out just fine for the Welsh club as they lifted the League Cup earlier in the campaign as their first major trophy in English football and are poised to finish no less than in the top ten as long as they take points from their remaining fixtures.
There's a load of rubbish being written about me changing twitter bio saying I have deleted Manchester United from it. I have never deleted Manchester United from the bio whatever the papers are saying because it was never on there. All that happened was that I was asked by Nike to add @nikeuk to it – the same as many other sportspeople they sponsor.
Should he stay or should he go? The first major conundrum that David Moyes will face as Manchester United will be what to do with Wayne Rooney. The United striker reportedly put in a transfer request two weeks ago, and United have come out and said that the striker is not for sale. However, Rooney is believed to want out — even before Moyes was appointed.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney (Wikimedia Commons)
SWOL's look at the top Premier League players that could transfer this summer has taken in defenders and midfielders, and now we take a look at five strikers who might be on the move.
From an erratic but outrageously talented African forward who continues to perplex to an England star perhaps in need of a new challenge, here are the top attacking talents who's futures are worth tracking this summer.
Sir Alex Ferguson's final home match at Old Trafford played out in the most Alex Ferguson way possible. Starting with a unified guard of honor from the players and staff of both Man United and Swansea, a smiling Ferguson took his seat on the bench while the home fans all waved their plastic "Champions 2013" flags and Wayne Rooney watched in exile from the executive suite prison cell.
When Wayne Rooney released a statement last week denying the story that he had changed his Twitter bio to omit "Manchester United player", you knew he wanted to leave. That week the press had also reported that Rooney had met with Sir Alex a fortnight ago to tell him he wanted to leave, but Rooney made no comment to deny that.
Wayne Rooney's first goal of the season came on October 20th. In the months leading up to that point, with him missing games through injury and missing penalties through poor technique, I repeatedly argued that he was our most important player. He wasn't playing well and he wasn't scoring goals but with Rooney, more than any other player, you could see that when he had a good game, United tended to have a good game.
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Despite not being called up to Brazil's Confederations Cup squad, AlexandrePato was grinning from ear-to-ear as his Corinthians side defeated Santos to win the prized Paulistao championship in Brazil on Sunday.
Whilst no statement from Wayne Rooney has been forthcoming, The Daily Mail has today reported that the player did not hand a second transfer request in to Manchester United. The paper claims, having presumably spoken to the Rooney camp, that the player is being forced out of the club. Their version of the story suggests that Rooney really does want to stay but that Sir Alex Ferguson has now made his position at the club untenable by lying to the press and claiming Rooney has asked to leave.
Shinji Kagawa He is set to become a major player for United. He needed time to settle, and was held back by an injury, but that sublime hat-trick against Norwich and that body swerve against West Ham to set up Antonio Valencia gave us a glimpse of what is to come next season.
There was a time not too long ago when any team on the planet would've wanted Wayne Rooney in their starting XI. But several years, a hair transplant and two transfer demands later and that isn't the case anymore. Now the teams that want him can't afford him and the teams that can afford him don't seem to want him.
After an ideal farewell in his last match at Old Trafford, Sir Alex Ferguson spoke to the seeker of harsh truths himself, Geoff Shreeves. After warming Ferguson up with a couple of softballs, Shreeves asked him why Wayne Rooney watched the match from an executive suite. Ferguson responded by confirming reports that Rooney has asked for a transfer (again) and Shreeves seemed a bit stunned by the straight forward reply.