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.
My mind suddenly went back to the sixties with images of George Best, Brian Kidd, Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and John Aston terrorising opposition defences with a frightening array of fire power. It was never going to happen again I thought. Imagine Antonio Valencia on the right, Chicharito and Wayne Rooney in the middle, Nani on the left and Dimitar Berbatov sitting just behind them – as Charlton used to do all those years ago.
Wayne Rooney may or may not deserve the two match ban handed down by the FA for his outburst to a Sky TV camera at West Ham on Saturday. That depends on a variety of biased opinions, but the point now has to be raised as to the responsibility Sky must equally carry for such incidents. It wasn’t the first and it won’t be the last because things are said and done in the heat of battle. It’s a situation which can very easily be avoided with a little bit of common sense.