Is there Blue at the end of the tunnel for Roo?
Regarded as very much of a stellar name in modern day football, Wayne Rooney has had some controversies with his employers over recent years. Threatened to leave in 2010, Wayne Rooney has
repeated his antics.
In his final game at Old Trafford, Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed Wayne Rooney handed in a transfer request, which was rejected by the club.
Now, David Moyes has confirmed Wayne Rooney will play second fiddle to Robin Van Persie which has left Rooney ''angry and confused'' by the comments made by his new manager. Reports from various sources have again reiterated that Wayne Rooney sees his future elsewhere, away from Manchester United Football Club. Further reports indicate that Wayne Rooney believes his future lies in SW6. A bid has come from the London club which was in the region of ₤10 million and Juan Mata or David Luiz. However, a closer indication shows the Jose Mourinho has quashed these rumors and only cash was offered for the player - believed to be in the region of ₤25-₤27 million. The bid was rejected by Manchester United.
Mourinho, who was recently reappointed as Chelsea manager, has already begun playing mind games with fellow new counterpart, David Moyes. The new Chelsea boss has stated that ''normally, a player to go to the national team, a player to be selected to play for his country, normally, the player must be a first choice player in the club. He must play regular for the club. That's the big motivation if they are thinking about the World Cup.'' David Moyes has again stated Wayne Rooney is not for sale although, a few reports confirm that Chelsea will make a bid in the excess of ₤40 million before the summer transfer window closes.
Personally, I would like Wayne Rooney at Chelsea. He bring something else to the club. A new dimension to the style of player. I am slightly concerned to where will he play - centre forward or striker and the bigger question, what will happen to the players around him such as Mata, Hazard, Oscar, De Bryune, Schurrle, Lukaku, Torres and Ba? Mourinho favours the 4-2-3-1 formation. This is regarded as on the most popular and counter attacking formations in the modern game. Where will Rooney play? Striker? That leads to young sensation Lukaku, glued to the bench as well as Fernando Torres and Demba Ba. As the centre forward? It will mean Juan Mata will have to be forced onto the wing, which he doesn't prefer and can go missing in games. That will also indicate that Hazard will be on the other wing thus meaning, Oscar, De Bryune and Andre Schurrle will be on the bench or in the reserves. In my preference, Wayne Rooney, if he does make the switch to West London, has to play as the striker. Mata is far too influential to be drifted into the wing and he has shown this by winning Chelsea player of the year twice in two years, since his arrival from Valencia in 2011.
In summary, I can see this transfer saga running to the latter stages of the transfer window. Wayne Rooney, seems very much a big part to the Blues' plans.
You can watch the Jose Mourinho interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdC0itnsF-g