Man Utd ask Rooney to submit transfer request as Barca enter transfer race
Manchester United have asked Wayne Rooney to submit an official transfer request if the Englishman actually wishes to move away from the club. Wayne Rooney’s future at Manchester United has come under question ever since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson. The England international handed in his second transfer request in three years only a couple of days after the legendary Old Trafford boss retired.
The Premier League champions confirmed Wayne Rooney’s desire to leave the club at the time, although they continued to search a way to convince him into staying. The new manager of Manchester United David Moyes is keen on keeping Wayne Rooney at the club, but it appears as if his past has come back to haunt him.
David Moyes and Wayne Rooney got off on the wrong foot back when the England international was at Everton. A locker-room bust-up forced David Moyes to sell Wayne Rooney to Manchester United, where he became an instant success. David Moyes has offered Wayne Rooney an olive branch to ensure the two can work together peacefully in the future, but the 27-year-old striker’s response is quite enigmatic.
Wayne Rooney and David Moyes sat down for contract negotiations last week, but no conclusion was reached. By the looks of it Wayne Rooney is still unsure about whether he should continue his career at Manchester United.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain have appeared as potential suitors for Wayne Rooney over the last couple of weeks. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claims his side has enough funds to place a strong bid on the striker. Chelsea are hot-favorites to sign in Wayne Rooney. Their new manager Jose Mourinho is a big admirer of Wayne Rooney and seems ready to sacrifice a treasure chest for his services. Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain are keen on outbidding their English rivals for Englishman’s services.
Media reports suggest there is a storm brewing over Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney’s departure from Manchester United could spill havoc on to David Moyes’ start at the club. Not only will the club’s players lose faith in the new Scotsman, but David Moyes will lose the services of a world class player.
In the middle of this chaos, Gerard Pique has asked Barcelona to bring Wayne Rooney to Barcelona. Gerard Pique, who spent four years with Wayne Rooney at Manchester United, believes Wayne Rooney will “fit well with Barcelona”.
“I know he has what's needed to be one of the three best players in the world. He'd fit well with Barcelona,” Gerard Pique told Sport. “He can adapt to many positions. He's best as the centre-forward, but we have even seen him on left or right side. He is very versatile, strong, fast, has great technique. I don't think he would have any problems adapting.”