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Someone Has Tapped Rooney Up But By Whom?

Someone Has Tapped Rooney Up But By Whom?

Wayne Rooney confirmed he will not be signing a new deal at Manchester United and blamed a lack of ambition for his wish to leave, but I suspect he's been tapped up.

Why would the 24-year-old, (25 this Sunday) say in March 2010 he was prepared to spend the rest of his career at Old Trafford and then five months later he tells the club he won`t be signing a new contract?

Rooney issued a statement earlier today which reads...

'I met with David Gill last week and he did not give me any of the assurances I was seeking about the future squad. I then told him that I would not be signing a new contract.'

'I was interested to hear what Sir Alex had to say yesterday and surprised by some of it. It is absolutely true, as he said, that my agent and I have had a number of meetings with the club about a new contract. During those meetings in August I asked for assurances about the continued ability of the club to attract the top players in the world.'

'I have never had anything but complete respect for MUFC. How could I not have done given its fantastic history and especially the last six years in which I have been lucky to play a part?'

'For me its all about winning trophies - as the club has always done under Sir Alex. Because of that I think the questions I was asking were justified.'

'Despite recent difficulties, I know I will always owe Sir Alex Ferguson a huge debt. He is a great manager and mentor who has helped and supported me from the day he signed me from Everton when I was only 18.'

'For Manchester United's sake I wish he could go on forever because he's a one off and a genius.'


End of statement.

A carefully worded statement Mr Rooney, I'm sure your advisors drafted the document exactly as you would have wished. However, and I don't believe in conspiracy theories but I am convinced someone / a club made an offer to his agent, one which would have played on his mind over the summer months. Hence one of the reasons why he had a piss-poor World Cup.

I am convinced any potential financial offer would have been mind-blowing to say the least. Therefore, and I will leave the subject hanging in limbo, except to say... which club could afford him?

I wonder!!



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Writer:Tudor
Date:Wednesday October 20 2010
Time: 10:06PM

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Who else would it be, you dirty nothern filth
Seanytrueblue
20/10/2010 22:24:00
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footballers have been 'tapped up' since the almighty was in napies, it's nothing new..... and if any of us had the chance to go to a rival in whatever field you are in, and for a substantial pay increase would you say NO? so can you blame Rooney for wanting more? it has never been about winning trophies.... MONEY IS the root cause of everything.......
cityman51
20/10/2010 22:41:00
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I prefer to take Rooney's word for why he's leaving the rags - that they are seriously in decline, no longer match his ambitions and that he needs to leave if he ever wants to win anything again. Interesting to note that he told them he was leaving 3 days after they signed Bebe!
fifthcolumnblue
20/10/2010 23:09:00
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money is the root cause for city players anyway hahahaha
BluesBrother
21/10/2010 01:04:00
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Seany - classy posting mate! BB - when did you start supporting Chelsea? Was it before or after Roman's millions?
Bluedub
21/10/2010 03:00:00
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lmao, dubster. Bet he's got a Robinho shirt.
Johnny Baguette
21/10/2010 07:03:00
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