Fans to decide Wayne Rooney future

England striker Wayne Rooney will decide his future at Manchester United by assessing the reaction of the home fans. The England talisman, who has been linked with a move away from the club throughout the summer, will leave it to the fans and the kind of reaction he gets from them in the next two matches before deciding whether to quit the club for greener pastures.

Rooney continues to be linked with a move away from the Theatre of Dreams and Chelsea have already registered their interest in the striker with a bid worth £ 20 million which has been turned down by the Premier League champions, who insists that their star striker is not for sale at any price. Several reports have linked Jose Mourinho to return with a second bid worth a whopping £ 40 million in the next couple of weeks.

Mourinho calm over pursuit of Wayne Rooney

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho expressed his satisfaction after his side hammered a select Indonesia XI 8-1 with almost none of his first team players on show on Thursday.

Following the win, Chelsea will return to London for the remainder of their pre-season training with no new development on their pursuit of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney for whom the Blues have already had a bid rejected, believed to be around £ 20 million.

The 27 year old England international was present at the Carrington Training Complex on Friday as he trained on his own to get back to full fitness ahead of United’s final match of their pre-season tour against AIK in Stockholm, Sweden while his teammates toiled hard to secure a 2-2 draw against J-League side Cerezo Osaka in Japan.

RUMOURS SURFACE AGAIN

The rumours linking star striker Wayne Rooney with a move away from Old Trafford have featured once again after the French club Paris St Germain admitted that the 27-year-old is one of the best in the world.

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has said that they really admire the quality of the striker, but they have not made any official approach with Manchester United. PSG are one of the strongest clubs in Europe when it comes to the transfer market due to the backing of the Qatari owners. The club has invested more than £ 200 million of their money in the transfer market over the last few seasons.

UNITED THROUGH

Manchester United has defeated Reading FC in a FA Cup match played at Old Trafford on Tuesday. United won the match by 2-1. With this victory, United made its way into the sixth round of the tournament.

United got a very good start in the match and could have taken the lead pretty early in the match, but, Chicharito’s flat shot was blocked by the Reading goalkeeper. United still had chance on the rebound, but, Danny Welbeck missed the opportunity.

Just a few seconds later, Welbeck again got a chance when Ashley Young passed the ball to him near the penalty area, but, Welbeck’s low shot went straight into the hands of the Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici and that chance also went begging.

Reading also had the chance of getting ahead in the first half, but, it was United’s come back man Nemanja Vidic who prevented them from taking the lead by clearing Nicky Shorey’s shot.

STILL TWO WEEKS AWAY

The manager of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, has said that Wayne Rooney will have to remain out of action for two more weeks as he has still not recovered from the knee injury that he had discovered while participating in the training session on Christmas Day.

It means that Rooney will miss United’s Premier League match against Liverpool which will be played on 13th of January.

Rooney has already missed three matches because of his knee injury and Ferguson’s statement suggests that he will have to miss a few more games.

When asked about Rooney’s injury, Ferguson said, “Rooney is still not fit. It’s really surprising because initially, we had thought that he wouldn’t need that much time to recover. We had expected him to get fit in 10 days or so. But, it’s getting longer than what we had anticipated.”

ROONEY COULD BE MIDFIELDER

The former Everton striker Wayne Rooney is regarded as one of the best strikers in the world, but he is also equally adept at playing in a number of different positions across the pitch.

He has even been used as a defender by Sir Alex Ferguson on a few occasion. However, many think that his best position is just behind the striker. This season, he has largely found himself playing in the midfield due to the presence of Robin van Persie up front. The Dutchman was signing from Arsenal for £ 24 million, and his form has made it difficult for Sir Alex Ferguson to drop him.

BACK FOR NEWCASTLE

The star striker of Manchester United, Wayne Rooney, is expected to make a comeback for his team in the Capital One Cup match against Newcastle United which is going to be played at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Rooney hasn’t played any match for United since the last one month. He had injured his thigh severely while playing in the match against Fulham. But, he has recovered from that injury now. He has been practicing since the last 5 days and there is a good possibility of him featuring in the match against Newcastle United.
However, Sir Alex Ferguson hasn’t confirmed that Rooney is going to play against Newcastle United. When asked about Rooney’s fitness, Ferguson said, “Rooney has made a very quick recovery and he is almost fit.”

CONSISTENCY IS KEY

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has said that it is extremely imperative that the club maintain the consistency during this season in order to win any major trophy. Manchester United were left without any major trophy in the bag for the first time in four seasons last season. Sir Alex Ferguson will be hoping to lift the Premier league title this time around, which will be the record 20th Premier league title for Manchester United. It is also a major incentive that Sir Alex Ferguson will be looking to claim the title from Manchester United's arch rivals – Manchester city.

GOAL VOTED BEST EVER

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney's goal against Manchester City only a few months has been voted as the best goal in the 20 seasons of the Premier league.

Rooney scored a wonderful bicycle kick, which was nominated in the goal of the past two decades category.

The Premier league is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Wayne Rooney's goal has nominated alongside Arsenal striker Dennis Bergkamp's goal against Newcastle back in 2002 and also the wonderful strike from Arsenal striker Thierry Henry against Manchester United in 2000. This is the second time a Manchester United player has won the award after David Beckham won the 10 year celebratory award for his goal against Wimbledon in 2002.

ROONEY TARGETS RECORD

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has said that he is targeting the record set by Sir Bobby Charlton at Manchester United many years ago.

Wayne Rooney has become one of the main players at Manchester United, and he has so far scored 28 goals in this season alone. He looks on course to beat the record of Dennis Viollet and George Best when it comes to the most number of goals scored for Manchester United.

Dennis Viollet and George Best are currently in the fourth place, while Sir Bobby Charlton leads the record. Wayne Rooney's 175 goals for Manchester United puts him just for behind Dennis Viollet and George Best.

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