Rooney hints at long future at United
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring against Bayer Leverkusen. London – Wayne Rooney’s post-match interview with ITV’s Gabriel Clarke on Tuesday may prove as memorable as another impressive display on his road to redemption at Manchester United. YouTube will have been busy on Wednesday morning.
But what followed was as near to a confirmation that the 27-year-old is now concentrating on Old Trafford as we will perhaps ever get. One suspects there will be further twists in the Rooney story between now and next summer, particularly when United attempt to open talks about a new contract in the weeks to come.
Nevertheless, United supporters buoyed by three Rooney goals in two games and by what appears to be a blossoming partnership with Robin van Persie will not be discouraged to hear him talk about a future with manager David Moyes and even a tilt at Sir Bobby Charlton’s goals record. Asked about his reunion with Moyes after they worked together at Everton, he said: “He’s a great manager and thoroughly deserves this job, because of what he did at Everton.
I feel good and am glad to be out playing. It is unfair to lampoon ITV’s Clarke – questions with subtle nuances do not suit live TV and at least he braved asking a question or two about the summer’s events.
Rooney has barely spoken to the media since his clumsy attempts to move to Chelsea, and those awaiting a mea culpa may wait a while. Nevertheless, Rooney, more intelligent than some give him credit for, seemed happy late on Tuesday night to hint at a future at Old Trafford, even if guarantees remain absent.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The StarSimilar Stories