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09 Jun 2017 18:53:07
if according to the rags rooney decides to stay for his final year let's face it he is not going to play mutch do the club just take it continue to pay him and risk him moaning to other players or can the club buy him out of the rest of his contract i thought he loved everton but not enough to take a pay cur if you believe what the rags say.

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09 Jun 2017 20:08:46
Personally I feel like the parties involved are trying to get United to supplement his wage in the event he moved to Everton.

I'd give him a clear choice between football and money. If he stays it's motivated by money and he will be on the bench, if he goes to Everton it will inevitably include a pay cut.

There is an alternative, he could get both money and playing time in China/ USA whilst improving his chances of playing in next years World Cup?

09 Jun 2017 20:20:29
Maybe like scholes and Giggs for examples he is happy at the club and happy to take a diminished role as his career draws to a close.

09 Jun 2017 20:31:25
jered he is 31 not 36 he should be fighting for his place not thinking i am going to milk the club for a year personaly has been a great player dose not need the money he should going were he is going to play every week even if it meens droping down a division.

09 Jun 2017 20:36:22
He will go. He will be paid off 250k plus per week and not even guaranteed a bench spot is a waste.
At 31 his career should not be drawing to a close.
At this stage there will be lots of sabre rattling he will get the best deal for himself (and so he should) and i hope he gets the move he wants. He cuts a very frustrated figure on the pitch at the moment. Even at carricks testamonial he was having a running battle with the ref. I'm sure he just wants to play . He knows by threatening to stay he could secure a better pay off. Smart move on his behalf.

09 Jun 2017 20:43:07
I was under the impression that his contract ran through to June 2019. Perhaps the final year is an option. But if so, whose? Rooney's or United's?

09 Jun 2017 20:43:31
Man before his time, past it before his time - 31 going on 35 unfortunately.

09 Jun 2017 20:43:32
I can't see him staying. He's rightly not part of Jose's plans, and won't get back in England squad unless he's playing regular first team football. It would be in everyone's best interest for him to move this summer.

09 Jun 2017 20:50:39
Who said he was thinking " I'm going to milk the club for 12 month "?

09 Jun 2017 20:52:23
That'd be okay if rooney was anywhere near as good or effective as Giggs or Scholes, both of whom continued to contribute massively in the latter years of their man united careers.

09 Jun 2017 21:02:30
if he sits on the bench all season that is what he will be doing.

09 Jun 2017 21:07:50
jred read what i said according to the rags that is what hey say he is going to see out his final year.

09 Jun 2017 21:25:07
Well if it's in the rags?
But if he is happy at the club (I wouldn't be surprised if he leaves ) Why would he be thinking " I'm going to milk the club"?

He has a contract, like any player he is entitled to it .
Caused no trouble this year if he is happy with that role and he maybe he isn't what's the issue?

09 Jun 2017 23:21:21
I agree Beast, I thought along time ago that he would be retired at 30-32.

09 Jun 2017 23:34:16
Typical, you like to source the rags when you want to but when you don't its utter rubbish. Laughable.

09 Jun 2017 23:53:14
jred i agree but he tells everbody how mutch he loves everton and loves to play football but will not take a pay cut to keep playing every week.

10 Jun 2017 00:21:35
fzz were dose most of it come from if you think any different then you are what did you say laughable.

09 Jun 2017 23:03:59
Giggs got absolutely tore to bits on this site in his final years .
If Rooney after being at the club for 13 year breaking records etc is happy to continue and take a diminished role (played in 39 games this season ) what's people's issue.
If he leaves good look to him he has been a great player, if he stays good look to him he has been a great player for us.

09 Jun 2017 23:09:50
I'm afraid when your time is up your time is up and Rooneys time was up a couple of years ago.

10 Jun 2017 01:41:24
jred don't get your panties in a twist i never said he was not a great player for us but for somebody who wants to play football he goes about things the wrong way and please do not tell me you still think he a great player.

10 Jun 2017 04:14:03
I think he will leave, but your now given him stick if he wanted to stop at the club.
Mind you he got stick for given money to charity to it's nothing new .

10 Jun 2017 04:30:01
Should also say, the same goes for Carrick, young a couple of others. If there happy at the club doesn't cause issues I don't see it as them milking the club.
Good luck to them.

10 Jun 2017 09:45:14
Only way you can blame Rooney for being greedy is if he is saying he wants first team football and his dream is to play for Everton again, but then stays to rot at Utd - then he is a liar or greedy because every man and his dog knows he will hardly play for Utd.

However Rooney should not be blamed for honoring his contract. if he was on fire, playing as well as he could in his prime then we would all be the first to say "He has a contract, get lost Madrid, PSG, China etc". The only reason it has flipped is because he is not good enough anymore and he wasn't good enough when given the ludicrous contract, fault lies with the club and manager for being desperate and shortsighted in their negotiations.

Any of us would not in our right minds give up a cushty job for the good of the employer and detriment of ourselves, but at the same time we would be considered (insert expletive) if we were saying we dream of pastures new and then not taking them because we don't get exactly the same money as being paid for a different level of expected service. Rooney was paid a contract for a first name on the team sheet player, he isn't that any longer so he should accept he doesn't deserve the money elsewhere. (unless he goes abroad where they seem to care more about the brand than the football quality they are paying for and then he deserves fair compensation) .

10 Jun 2017 10:27:12
The issue is that diminished role costs the club a place in the squad that could go to a player that can still add something to the game.

Rooney is finished, his past aside, he offers nothing only arguments with the ref.

A diminished role? What even is that?

Give me someone who can actually offer something in his role.

Giggs might have been ripped on this site, he as 38/ 39 and still made more of a contribution. His 'diminished' role in he squad was warranted.

10 Jun 2017 12:27:03
I agree with an earlier poster that the conversation about finances is just a ploy to get us to supplement his wages.

Everton claiming that they can't afford to pay his wages is a joke. If you believe the rags - they were prepared to offer RL around 140k a week to get him to sign a new deal. I believe he's currently on 90k a week.

Even if they offered to match the 250k we're currently paying Rooney each week - they'd only have an additional outlay of around 160k a week or 16.6 million over two seasons.

This is a fraction of the amount they'll get for Lukaku, is assuming that Rooney wouldn't take ANY kind of pay cut and ignoring the marketing potential that Rooney would bring to the club (which would offset a small chunk of their outlay) .

They say that they can't afford to sign him - but this is nonsense. What they actually mean is that they don't think he's worth it. In some ways it's hard to argue - but financially I think he'd be a great signing for the club. Perhaps not so much from a footballing point of view though.



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