Ferdinand And Evra Move On From Rooney Saga

Old Trafford Manchester United v Wigan (2-0) Premier League 20/11/2010 Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) joins in the goal celebrations with scorer Nani and Rafael da Silva on his return to duty Photo: Roger Parker Fotosports International Photo via Newscom
Last month striker Wayne Rooney went from wanting to leave Manchester United to signing a new five-year contract in a matter of days.

Rooney had issued a statement saying that he had not been given any about the future squad and that he will not be signing a new contract, which confirmed that he did want to leave the club. Days later, after discussions with the club, he put pen to paper and signed a new contract.

Defenders Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra have spoken about their feelings towards the England forward.

Speaking to United-Latest.com Ferdinand said:

"It was really important (for Rooney to stay). Wayne is settled at this club, he is a world class player and a big part of the team. In my heart I always knew he would stay, he is a true Red."

Whilst the saga was on going, Evra was very vocal about what he felt on the issue. He had said that Rooney should not play for Man United if he does not trust the ability of his team-mates.

Like Rooney, Evra has also had a u-turn on his feelings, he told the Daily Mail:

“It was very good to see him back (after coming on as a substitute against Wigan at the weekend)”

“We are all going to help him get back to his best and scoring goals for United again.

“With Wayne we don’t talk about the past, we just think about the future.

“And the future is where he will once again become one of the best players in the world.”

One Response so far.

  1. DavidTheAlien says:

    I'm glad he's back but to be honest i have no feelings either way towards him. Whilst the contract saga came about was when i got myself a wedding gift which was a Man Utd jersey the new one (yes im technically giving money to the Glazers) i was going to put Rooney on the back of the shirt but opted instead to have Chicharito's name and number. His comments earlier today and not apologizing to the fans i honestly feel hurt from him. To say all that crap about leaving and the quality of players aren't good enough around you, then to have a u-turn and not even have the dignity to say sorry to your manager, fellow teammates and worst of all not publicly apologizing to the fans who have stuck with him through thick and thin.

    It makes me sick and i still in the back of my head think he has signed so Man Utd can cash in on him in the summer or the summer after. I had no feelings whatsoever on Saturday when he came on as a sub, i understand people cheering him and i understand people booing him. For me he has to hit form very very very quickly for me to change my disgust or lack of emotion for this potential Man Utd legend.

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