The man is back in town…although not exactly to an ecstatic welcome by Manchester United fans. Like most of them, I would love nothing more than to have the old Roo back in the fold but the reality has to be accepted that Wayne Rooney is not likely to remain at Old Trafford for the long term. Despite that strong likelihood, the chances of him ending up at cross city rivals Manchester City are pretty much zero and billboards like this will not be appearing on the Manchester skyline anytime soon.
The club in general and Sir Alex Ferguson in particular, will simply not allow it to happen. Now that Rooney has committed himself to the club by signing a new contract, United hold a strong upper hand and if they want to veto such a move, there’s absolutely nothing that can stop them – except money that is, a large swag of it. But believe me, no matter how many millions the Sheik may be prepared to offer, it’s not going to happen. As much as Signor Mancini is desperate to get him in a blue shirt, Rooney will never end up at Eastlands.
Do you expect Rooney to remain at Old Trafford in the long term?