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The Wayne Rooney transfer saga has entered a state of ridiculousness

Jul 18, 2013, 9:19 AM EDT

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Whew, this Wayne Rooney transfer saga has entered a state of total and utter ridiculousness.

By now you know all the pertinent facts of Wazza’s situation:

  • Benched by Sir Alex Ferguson in the quarter-finals of the Champions League against Madrid and other key matches including the final match of the 2012-13 Premier League season;
  • Verbally requests a transfer from Fergie;
  • Linked with a number of big clubs across the globe from PSG to Barcelona to Chelsea;
  • Heads to Asia with United in the best shape he’s been in “for the last five years” only to discover he has a hamstring injury and is immediately sent home;
  • Learns from manager David Moyes that he is surplus goods to Robin van Persie;
  • Becomes reportedly “angry and confused” at Moyes’ soundbite;
  • Is the subject of a $30 million (£20m) bid by Chelsea with manager Jose Mourinho claiming Rooney is his only target
  • Is further linked with Arsenal after Wenger notes he can afford Rooney

So what, exactly, does all the aforementioned drama end up doing?

Drives more drama, naturally.

Even when drama isn’t there.

And so now, for every finger that Wayne Rooney lifts until this mind-numbing process finally comes to a close (fingers crossed it will drag out until the final day of the transfer window!) we, the good people in love with this glorious league will have to deal with ridiculous updates.

Like today, Sky Sports is reporting – now, hold onto your hats, people – that Rooney has arrived at Manchester United’s training ground.

Astonishing, isn’t it?

The thought that a player would actually show up to the club that employs him in order to treat a bum hamstring. Truly remarkable stuff!

So stay tuned! Word has it Rooney will be eating tuna fish for lunch.


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  1. randomhookup - Jul 18, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    The Wayne Rooney transfer saga has entered a state of ridiculousness

    As opposed to?

  2. midtec2005 - Jul 18, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Everything in the English media is in a state of ridiculousness.

  3. abeinrestown - Jul 18, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Quarterfinals of the Champions League*

    Get the facts right before you start hating on Wayne. He’s hands down the best player in England.

    • adiaz9201 - Jul 18, 2013 at 12:19 PM

      And he is only 27 years old, still on his prime!

    • jessedinner - Jul 18, 2013 at 1:04 PM

      I missed the hate on Rooney part of the article. Where was it?

  4. adiaz9201 - Jul 18, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    I wonder if he would consider coming to MLS, he would boost our league dramatically and put us on the map world wide. :)

    • mdac1012 - Jul 19, 2013 at 9:35 AM

      As awesome as that would be for the league, Rooney is not coming to MLS anytime short of his 35th or 36th birthday.

  5. schmutzdeck - Jul 20, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    What did Wayne eat for lunch?

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