Ace striker Wayne Rooney has finally signed his new extended contract with Manchester United, hiking his net worth up to a whooping £300k a week. The new contact has been extended for a period of four years hence making it a five and half year deal with Manchester United. Rooney confirmed in his official website that he is really happy that everything has been worked out smoothly and he can now completely concentrate on his football career.
It was back in 2004 when the striker had shifted from Everton and is just forty two goals behind the record score of two hundred and forty nine goals held by Sir Charlton. Rooney said breaking Sir Charlton’s record is absolutely something he wishes to achieve before retirement and something he will be completely proud of. Pretty much like always his aim has been to regularly keep his goal score high and finally break this much talked about record. Turning 33, post the new contact, Rooney holds a lavish record of two hundred and eight goals in a total of four hundred and thirty matches. He will take up the position of the club’s ambassador post his retirement.
David Moyes, the club’s boss commented on the official website saying that Rooney has an excellent chance to be a shining legend as a part of the glorious history of the club. Just 42 goals far from the record of Sir Bobby, Rooney will be the first ever player to score 250 magnificent goals for the red devils. These instances come only to gifted players and Moyes has complete confidence in Rooney’s chances. The striker’s previous contact was to expire in 2015, as he was all set to depart from Old Trafford post Sir Alex Ferguson, the former manager had claimed that he wanted a transfer. However Rooney completely denied any such claims.
Eric Harrison used to service the Manchester United youth team manager. He has said that current manager David Moyes looks like he is in need of help from former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who is still involved in the club in the form of a directorial role. United won the title last season by 11 points, but they trail current table leaders Arsenal by a similar number of points after a poor start to the season. After loss to Swansea in the third round of the FA Cup, United were beaten 2-1 by Sunderland in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final.
This has effectively left the club with only the Champions league as the means of winning a trophy in Moyes’ first season. Ferguson is still at the club in a directorial role and he has made it a habit of attending every match so far. There have been suggestions that he still has influence in the dressing room, which have been denied by Moyes. However, Harrison feels that the former Everton manager should consider approaching Ferguson in order to solve the current crisis at Old Trafford.
United are finding it difficult to score goals, which is something that they never struggled with during the Ferguson era.
“I’m 100% for David Moyes, I really am, things are going bad for him and all that. The look on his face when he’s on TV I feel so sorry for him. Sir Alex Ferguson will be having a word with him there’s no question about that, but he won’t be saying you’ve got to do this and that. He will do it nice and quietly. I think the pair should get together quite a lot and he should listen seriously to Sir Alex,” said Harrison in an interview to Sky Sports.
Managers are judged upon their signings and so far David Moyes has been under pressure due to the poor performances of midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who came to the club in a £ 25 million deal from Everton in the summer. Moyes knows Fellaini extremely well during his time at Everton since he was essentially the manager who brought him to English football. He played in a different role at Everton – almost as a striker, but the presence of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney has made him play in a much deeper role.
Fellaini was recently seen playing as a defensive midfielder alongside Michael Carrick, which is a position he has not been used to in recent years. The Belgian also got a red card in the Champions League match against Real Sociedad. Moyes has responded to the poor performances of the midfielder by saying that he will come good soon. Since he knows him very well, Moyes has said that Fellaini is much better than his current performances suggest. Due to the significant number of injuries, Fellaini is expected to start against Cardiff City on Sunday.
“[For] a lot of people who join Manchester United – it doesn’t always happen as quickly as you would like. He needed to take time but we threw him in very quickly. Ideally we would have bedded him in more gently and at the right opportunities. But we had to put him into some big games at quite a difficult time for us,” David Moyes said of Fellaini.
The likes of Michael Carrick have been sidelined a few weeks because of injury. There have been suggestions that Fellaini has been playing with an injury, which may force him to have surgery in the New Year. Moyes has said that the club are monitoring the situation.
Sir Alex Ferguson has backed the current Manchester United boss David Moyes who is under the scanner after United’s extremely poor start in the ongoing Premier League.
United is currently out of top 10 in the League points table. They have been defeated thrice in their first 6 League games and things have completely fallen apart for them. But, Ferguson has got full faith in the management skills of Moyes and he believes that his compatriot will be able to put the Red Devils back on track.
Talking to an American TV channel yesterday, Ferguson said, “I had chosen him as my successor and I am backing him. I have got full faith in him. He will get the team back on track eventually.”
When asked if there is any chance of him returning to management at some point of time in future, Ferguson said, “No. I will not come back. I took that decision after giving it a deep thought. The timing was great for me and I left the scene as a winner. Now, I am excited about my post retirement life.”
When asked about Wayne Rooney who is doing decently for United this season, Ferguson said, “He has got back to his peak and that’s nice to see. Last season, he wasn’t quite up there. He was off the mark. But, he is looking completely different this season. His hunger is back and that’s great news for the team.”
Meanwhile, after two successive League defeats, there is some good news for David Moyes. His team showed some improvements in its last night’s Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk. The Red Devils managed to stop the Ukrainian club on draw and secured 1 point from the game.
United’s next Champions League game is against the Spanish club Real Sociedad. That game will take place at Old Trafford on 23rd of October.