|Bumper deal: Rooney has signed a new lucrative contract deal worth 300k-a-week|
|Based on money? Questions over Rooney's loyalty to the club, despite signing a new contract|
|Big money: Rooney is now the highest-paid player in the EPL at the moment|
Now I am not for one minute disputing the fact that Rooney is a world-class player, one of the best in the EPL and is reaching his peak where he can adapt to play in 5 or 6 different positions on the pitch (ST, CF, CAM, RAM, CM, CDM,) - yet having said that this is the second time that Rooney has threatened to leave United unless he received higher wages.
- Rooney previously said that the club lacked ambition in 2010-11 season, admitting he could go to rivals City
- There are constant rumours surrounding the future of United's first-team players as the team continues to decline this season
- If United had not offered Rooney more wages, he would have left the club and probably have left to a rival who would have given him higher wages
- The fact that they gave him £300,000-a-week shows their reluctance to sell one of their best players and most prized possession since his move from youth club Everton in 2004.
|Talented but over-rated: There was a lot of hype over Rooney, people were surprised at how good he looked|
|Familiar sight: Rooney was signed in 2004 from Everton, with Moyes in charge|
- It sends a message to fellow teams that United can be easily exploited in the future with transfer fees higher than actual cost amounts for players (if United are desperate to sign someone, they will do their best to, regardless of the fee)
- This is the second time that the club has allowed Rooney to badmouth the side and get away with it, no fine or reprimand - gets a pay rise!