Date: 27th November 2010 at 8:31pm
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Watching United’s performance yesterday confirmed what I and all of us knew.

There are some of us who will continue to deny it but Wayne Rooney is our best player. Throughout the whole saga there were many of us who were outraged by what he said and rightly so but what was just as worrying about the whole episode was that Rooney could potentially leave.

Having lost Carlos Tevez and Cristiano Ronaldo already we still had Wayne Rooney and last season he steped into the void the two created and excelled. His goals were integral and many will point to the wheels coming off the wagon last season when he picked up his ankle injury against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Whilst his 34 goals were integral last season, yesterday he showed exactly what he brings to the team with a stunning performance that ironically was only missing a goal.

United have looked stagnant at times this season, devoid of character and creativity but with Rooney back in the team we shone. It helped that we had a terrible Blackburn team in front of us who allowed us to do what we liked but then again, did they allow us or were we too hot to handle? I’ll go with the latter.

Rooney was immense, he passed the ball immaculately and his vision to pick out team mates was just as good. He linked the play between the the forwards and the midfield and it told as we scored 7 goals. His partnership with Dimitar Berbatov hasn’t always been great but today it was impressive to say the least as they passed, moved and flowed like a seasoned duo. Previously it has looked awkward but today even the biggest sceptic must have been impressed and hold hope for it’s future possibilities. Berbatov’s last scored when he hit that hat trick against Liverpool in September, it’s no coincidence that he had Rooney beside him that day too.

Previously this season he has looked disinterested and as well as unfit but he appears to have shaken that off and as a team we are benefiting from this as his selflessness, determination has driven us forward. There are still some who are totally anti – Rooney but even they won’t be able to refute this.

Ultimately we are a better team with Rooney and if we had lost him, it could have been disastrous.


8 responses to “So are you still mad at Rooney?”

  1. johnny says:

    nope im not mad, never was. it was always his agent twisting things.and he quickly realised his mistake and apologised. what more can we ask for. just to start scoring goals.

  2. Pauline Gill says:

    Well I was mad at him, for cheating on his wife, and for pissing about with the club. He really should have got shot of his unpopular agent, but they appear to have a very close personal relationship, so that seems unlikely. He is of course a fantastic player, but he has damaged his standing. no question. I think he finally realises it, let’s just hope he lives up to the faith the club have shown in him. Have a feeling he will.

  3. Chudi Onwuazor says:

    Just looking around I see a few people are still quite negative towards him, I don’t think people should forget what has happened but they should at least put it aside.

    Today he went some way to rectifying what he did this season by showing enthusiasm. He chased the ball like crazy I remember him sliding in on Chimbonda trying to win the ball near the corner. Things like that will endear hi to us even if we don’t forget what he has said and done.

  4. Armann says:

    Rooney is my man of the match. He brought us the game. The movement in the game was run by him Nani and Anderson the slow play of Berbatov was not included in this one. So Roo got 9 out of 10

  5. What Rooney did was wrong, what he said was wrong, and I’m still coming to terms with the whole fiasco even a month later.

    But to me supporting a club means supporting an ideology. Man United represents hard work, heart, and loyalty. I was disillusioned with all that when the Rooney incident happened. Supporting a club isn’t always just about winning.

    But Sir Alex talked with him and they decided what was best for him and the club, and I trust Sir Alex’s judgement.

    It’ll take time and sincerity, on Rooney’s part, to win me over completely. When he plays, he plays for United. When he scores, United score. And that’s all that matters to me right now.

    • Chudi Onwuazor says:

      I couldn’t agree with this more. I think when he did what he did he people reacted the way they did because he basically attacked the club.

      Like I’ve said he has a lots to do to put things right but when he plays like this he makes it easier for people to forgive him.

  6. jonathan says:

    I consider myself a pretty gracious person and from the get-go I always said he deserved some grace especially since it was his first time in his United career where he screwed up. It may be ultruistic, but I believe in “judge others as you yourself would be judged” – (h/t Jesus). Moreover, I think the culture is quite different from where I am compared to the UK. Generally, I really value the die hard club support and code of ethics that comes along with it – but every now and then it leads to fanaticism and there was no shortage of that displayed in this circumstance.
    For now, I think the issue is being put aside, but I fully believe it will more or less be forgotten in the long run.

  7. Laychiluh says:

    That’s Rooney, he was for me the man of the match, he chased every ball, he brings the passion to win the ball, ohhh…….he was fantastic, I wish he had at least a goal……