United Casts Chelsea Rooney Bid Futile

The bid was cast futile and the club based in London has strongly denied the rumours that spread in the grapevine among soccer fans. It denied that David Luiz or Juan Mata was offered to United in part-exchange for Rooney.  The statement offered by the club reads: "Chelsea Football Club can confirm that yesterday it made a written offer to Manchester United for the transfer of Wayne Rooney. Although the terms of the offer are confidential, for avoidance of doubt and contrary to what is currently being briefed to the press in Sydney, the proposed purchase price does not include the transfer or loan of any players from Chelsea to Manchester United."

Since taking over office, the new United manager David Moyes has constantly stressed that Rooney is not going to be traded. Now, the bid has been swiftly declined. Rooney is down with a hamstring injury he suffered from at United's training ground. He had had to fly home due to injury, missing the club's pre-season tour. The surprising development has arrived less than 24 hours of Rooney's anger at the flappable comments made by Moyes came out to the media. At one time, it looked increasingly like that Rooney's nine-year stretch at Old Trafford is expiring soon. Chelsea made their move very diligently. United’s dismissal of the offer with such haste is of no surprise though. They have been repeatedly insisting in the recent weeks that Rooney is not for sale. Moreover, a sale to a domestic rival seemed nowhere near a possibility. It is, however, difficult to understand how United would possibly hold that status until the open transfer window closes.

What appears apparent is Rooney's position in the club as United fans may likely turn hostile against their hero. For Moyes, it offers a tricky opportunity to bolster his lineup rather than weaken it. He had earlier made a comment saying: "Overall, my thought on Wayne is that if for any reason we had an injury to Robin van Persie we are going to need him and I want as many options as possible." As much as Rooney is concerned, he is now at the epitome of success and he might possibly have no intention of playing second fiddle to anyone. He also won’t like to be reduced to the rank of just a squad player. He has four Premier League titles in his possession apart from a Champions League winner's medal to his name.  Rooney is 27-year-old and he believes he has nothing new to prove now at United. Yet, he does feel the he has been put on trial. This has been done by Moyes and this unfurls at the time when he should be concentrating to recover from his hamstring injury.

Former United centre-half Gordon McQueen believes that it is going to be a big mistake if United allows him to play for a Premier League rivals like Chelsea or Manchester City. "It would be a big move for Wayne Rooney and one that I hope doesn't happen," McQueen told Sky Sports News. "I hope he stays with Manchester United. Unfortunately it seems to me that the player has got his mind made up that he wants to leave Old Trafford and it looks like to me now that they will probably let him go. I think they would prefer him to go to one of the teams in Europe that can afford him - Paris St Germain or Monaco - you certainly wouldn't want him to go to Chelsea or Man City!”

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