Vidic warns Rooney of leaving Manchester United
Over the years, Wayne Rooney has become the face of Manchester United and one of the most revered forwards in the world. However, the English striker has had trouble in living by the philosophy of “when you put on that jersey, the name on the front is more important than the name on the back”.
The 27-year-old England international handed in his second transfer request in three years this summer, soon after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson. It is believed Rooney wants to move out of the club because he no longer believes their ability to win silverware. However, Rooney has remained extremely silent about his transfer saga in front of the media, which is why the real reason behind his exit cannot be pointed.
Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic believes Rooney will be destroying his career with an away move. The Serbia international told Rooney that “there’s no point” in making an exit, since he won’t be offered the freedom and a central role he is being offered at Manchester United at any other club in the world.
Rooney has been at the heart of all the frenzy in the football market this season. In stark contrast to transfer sagas of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez, few updates have been offered on Rooney. The lack of news has attracted more attention, but perhaps it’s interest from Chelsea’s notorious manager Jose Mourinho that has actually turned Rooney’s transfer saga into such a huge phenomenon.
Chelsea has announced that they will be chasing Rooney “until the last day”, although their bids have been twice rejected by Manchester United. It appears as if Rooney is eager to move out of Old Trafford, which is prompting Chelsea to continue their pursuit for him.
Vidic believes Rooney would be hacking at his own foot by leaving “the best club in the world”.
“I believe Man United is the biggest club in the world and I think there's no point to go anywhere,” Vidic said. “There's so much speculation, so much talk about whether he'll leave or stay. He's at the best club in the world.
“I have to say the last four years I was in that position as well. People were talking about me leaving the club. I'm still here and I'm enjoying playing for this club. Nothing has changed.”