Schmeichel suggestion for Roo may be sensible
Much has been made of treble winning goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel suggestion that Manchester United should grab the £50-60million Real Madrid is reportedly willing to pay for Wayne Rooney in summer. Not a thought that will go down well with many United fans but the truth is that there may just be some sense in the possibility. Rooney has just completed a year of hell both on and off the field before finally regaining his sensational goalscoring form recently.
Schemeichel believes that a change of scenery could do the striker the world of good telling Ekstra Bladet “I think it would be good for him to get away, it would be good for him to play for another club. Real Madrid under Mourinho, is someone that could handle him and get the best out of him” he explained
“It is painful to say that that the best player you have, which he is at United, he is better off trying something new” he continued “United will probably not sell him to another English club, but a change of scenery would help.”
Much of course will depend on the attitude Sir Alex Ferguson has towards his star player. Many have been surprised at how much Ferguson has been prepared to bend in order to accommodate his star players many indiscretions. Perhaps the one that may have caused most offence was when Rooney and his agent virtually blackmailed the club into agreeing to a vastly improved contract.
Sir Alex has for years been renowned as a man who finds it almost impossible to accept such behaviour – and he can be ruthless, as has been shown many times in the past. There has been an underlying feeling ever since that the matter was only settled with a short term fix in order for the club to obtain a maximum transfer fee at the right time.
Rooney’s undisciplined television camera rant has cost him an appearance for the club in the FA Cup semi final derby. Despite Fergusons stout defence of his player in public, he may be seething in private and could end up being the last straw.
The emergence of Javier Hernandez as a genuine Premier League quality striker – a ready made replacement for Rooney in exchange for a massive transfer fee, may also help sway Ferguson’s thinking. At the back of his mind, Sir Alex will remember the fact that the £80m he got for the loss of Cristiano Ronaldo did not exactly prove to be a fatal blow to the club.
Schmeichel’s controversial suggestion may not be as incomprehensible as it appears to be to some fans. Rooney’s needless but frustrated outburst at West Ham could also indicate that he has possibly had enough of England, while England – and maybe Ferguson, has had enough of him!
Do you find the possibility of Rooney going to Real difficult to accept?
12 thoughts on “Schmeichel suggestion for Roo may be sensible”
I’ve felt this since the revelations about his private life unfolded, the only way for him to escape is to leave United and follow Ronaldo to Real, or even Barca, I honestly feel that the longer he stays at United the more the British press will hound him and try to destroy his career, like they did with Best.
I agree with Sapper.I wanted to add more to the debate, my computer keeps crashing when I am on Truly Reds, with a “virus” from here.Odd!
Surely RedScot, Truly Reds did not give your computer a “virus” mate! We are not normally in the habit of giving anything away. Seriously, love to hear what you have to say about the matter.
I am being serious! you might thnk I am joking Boss, I aint.
Although a competition for the Bill Foulkes book would be good! lol.
No seriously IF I try to write more that 100 words the computer crashes.
Its a pigs ear Boss.
Ok just a quickie.With no meat to support it.Does Sir Alex know the Glazer are bust, and wont let his star player go.Thats why he sticks with him?
I could back that up! But the computer keeps freezing!
That could be a possibility mate. No point in Ferguson picking up 50 or 60 mill for Rooney if he’s not allowed to spend it to reinforce his squad. He may have learnt that lesson from the sale of Ronaldo. But I somehow doubt it. Ferguson is a man of high principles and if he feels that he was stabbed in the back by Rooney, he will have no hesitation in allowing him to piss off.
He has stuck bye only 1 player before Eric Cantona.
The point you make Boss is what I think.The money aka Ronaldo, Tevez, would dissapear to finance the £42 million pound PA debt.
I say trust our Boss, but nothing else in the upper enchelons of United.
I think Man Utd should ask Madrid for Benzema to be in the swap plus 30 mil.Everybody would win,Man U will have a good and experienced striker and Madrid will have space for rooney.
Currently as we know Reds the signing on policy is “you must have a resale value” Thats where we are Reds.
Goodnight.I will reboot and rewind.Its these stupid dating sites I visit. lmao
The point being at the end of the day!We have 3 cups to win, starting with the biggest challenge on Tuesday and then the weekend, to increase the 35 years.We need all players and supporters behind the cause! Gazza or Wazza or whatever lol. No need for not picking at this stage of the season its about “CLUB” Togetherness.
I don’t believe Ferguson is allowed to sell Rooney. The Glazers won’t sanction the sale of the club’s most famous player. You need to have at least one high profile superstar for marketing purposes.
Rooney should b soled, precisely 2 realmadrid. I think dats where his value would worth each day of his life
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