Manchester United: Is it time for Wayne Rooney to leave?

Author: Raphael Minter


Manchester United’s talisman Wayne Rooney has been the subject of attention in the month of February after Chinese Club managed by Fabio Cannavaro, Tianjin Quanjian showed interest in the all-time top scorer of the club. The Chinese Super League is rivaling top European clubs for the services of footballers and Wayne Rooney after winning everything with the club and becoming all-time top scorer for the club and country has a genuine quest to leave the club with no hard feelings. With Jose Mourinho and Manchester United having an unofficial treble on their minds, is it time for Wayne Rooney to leave?

Injuries form a major part of footballer’s careers and Manchester United is no different. Injuries hampered Manchester United’s defenders at the earlier part of the campaign and the African Nations Cup also saw Eric Bailly out for nearly three weeks with his comeback coming thanks to an early exit of the Ivorian National Team from the competition held in Gabon.

Manchester United Needs Rooney for Unofficial Treble Hunt

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been in spectacular form on his transfer to the red side of Manchester scoring an impressive 24 goals in the particular campaign but his services can be supplemented by Wayne Rooney – a player who has seen it all at Old Trafford. Manchester United also has eyes on an unofficial treble which looks shaky after the FA Cup pairing that sees the team travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in the quarter finals of the competition.

The draw for the round of 16 of the Uefa Europa League is also at the corner. Wayne Rooney’s services would be needed for these ties and help the team win these competitions and repeat what Liverpool achieved in the 2000/2001 season. A campaign that also saw English man Michael Owen crowned European footballer of the year by winning the Ballon D’or.

If Manchester United was struggling it would have been understandable for Wayne Rooney to leave the club. But with players such as Henriyk Mhkitaryan injury prone, stars such as Rooney need to stay on and help the team by leaving on a high. Until the season ends where he wins any of the three trophies United has their hands on then he should stay and carry on at the end of the 2016/17 campaign because he was and would be among the greatest players of his generation.




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