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So what does Jose really know?

So what does Jose really know?

We need a striker, not just any striker but one that can link well with our super talented midfield, maybe someone like Wayne Rooney.

It is a given that one big deal depends on another deal being done, then another and......, well you know the rest, it's a bit like a housing market chain. I honestly think Jose invested so much time chasing Rooney in the summer because be really believed Manure would let him go. And the reason he believed that? - I am certain he thought Ronaldo wanted to go back to Old Trafford, in fact the player probably told him just that when they were both at Real.

Antonio Valencia gave up the United number 7 shirt because (he said) it came with too much pressure! Really? More like CR was coming to take it. It would also explain why Moyes delayed any real business till the last minute, bringing in only Fellani and why we were reduced to signing Eto'o.

It might also have led Old Red Nose to believe that Moyes couldn't fail; after all one of the two best players in the world was on the way. So maybe Jose is not bluffing, maybe he really will wait till the summer when Wayne will have only one year left and could even buy himself out of his contract.

Or am I adding 2 + 2 and getting 5?

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Date:Tuesday January 7 2014
Time: 5:01PM


A player of Rooney,s age is allowed by the regs to buy himself out of his contract when it has 2 yrs or less left to expiration. In essence if Rooney really wants to leave he can buy himself out of his contract right now. However he will not. As i mentioned this summer Rooney and his agents are a wily bunch. They will put ManU through the ringer and they are doing it already by not sitting down with ManU to do a new contract. He is waiting for two things; to see if ManU is even in the Champions league positions by seasons end and to see his stock rise even more after a hopefully decent showing at the World Cup. Rooney will keep this drama going till after the world cup and those thinking we will get him forget it. The guy will either get an increased deal with ManU (he already earns over 250k/week!!!) or he will bolt to one of the major players with really big money for one huge final pay day; namely locations like Real or PSG. We would be well advised to have learnt from how he used us last summer and look elsewhere.
07/01/2014 17:20:00
I dunno about your arithmetic mate, but believe Real Madrid could ever have sold CR7 in his prime to Manure, another club of their size, clout and ambitions; and you'll believe anything in the world!
HGH Magic
07/01/2014 17:20:00
Assumptions! Assumptions!! Assumptions!!!
07/01/2014 17:30:00
We just need to stay away from the white pele. Rooney's ship has sailed away. I don't want any player in our squad who demands 250000 or over per week while signing a contract.
07/01/2014 17:31:00
Don't agree. CR7 signed a new contract recently. And Man U wants to extend Rooney's contract. Whether Rooney wants to extend or not is a different matter. For us we need more options besides Rooney unlike last summer.
07/01/2014 17:52:00
Rooney has the potential to be a great signing but there are risks. Over the last few years Rooney has sprinkled phenomenal seasons with extremely poor seasons. Also his age and the fact he has been playing Premier League football since he was 16 means there may be a sudden drop off after he reaches 30 which is only 2 years away. If we are going to sign him we should do it now but can't see ManU selling.
07/01/2014 18:00:00
I'll rather trigger Diego Costa's release clause and give him 100k per week than sign Rooney, reason being costa is more younger but you can say Rooney is more proven
07/01/2014 18:02:00
Gabeu nowhere did I suggest we were getting him this window, after all why would he rule himself out of playing in the knock out stages of the Champions League? I am aware of the "Webster ruling" regarding a player buying out their contract, as you will know he could not do so last summer as article 17 allows a player, aged under 28 when he signs, to buy out of his contract if he is at least three years into the deal & Rooney, d.o.b.24 October 1985, signed for five-and-a-half-years on October 22nd 2010. Had he stalled until the 25th then he could have activated the buy out after 2 years so maybe his advisers weren't all that wily. I agree 100% he is holding out for a big last contract, hopefully inflated by a successful world cup, (+ Champions League as mentioned) who that is with is open to question but I certainly won't slate a player for wanting to maximize his last big pay day. HGH, I'm sure you're correct, Real wouldn't have wanted to sell him but can any club really keep a superstar who doesn't want to be there? There really is a price for everyone, in my opinion, after all we have bought a couple of "SUPERSTAR STRIKERS" for big money. And yes, I am being sarcastic with hindsight, but the fans of the clubs we got them from really believed that, Roman too.
07/01/2014 18:07:00
Rooney is still a very fine player but the thrash he and his agent tried with us in the summer can only end there. If at all he wants to come now, let him make all the move while we just have to deal with dropping the moola.
07/01/2014 18:19:00
Do we really need a new striker? After all John Obi Mikel has scored more goals than Lionel Messi this year!
07/01/2014 18:25:00
Good one CobhamBlue! Sack Nando & give Obi the 9 shirt!
07/01/2014 19:05:00
07/01/2014 19:10:00
Cristiano Ronaldo is not on Messi's level.
07/01/2014 19:12:00
analooish, after Jose left Madrid I don't think there was any rationale or evidence to think Ronaldo wanted to leave, for Manure! Btw, do you seriously think the Glazers want him back @Manure with all his wages and baggages? You think those Yanks wanna blow over a hundred million bucks on a single player transfer? All those Benjamins with debts to service? You gotta be kidding me ;) @f_v, stale talk matey; c'mon snap out of it! Has Messi scored 400 career goals yet? Lol
HGH Magic
07/01/2014 19:47:00
08/01/2014 03:55:00
Fv - how many headers did messi score? And free kicks? Oh right..
08/01/2014 11:45:00
If Rooney wants to come then fine but he needs to come out with it and buy himself out but if it don't happen before next season kick off it Never will I myself can't see it we wouldn't sell our players to them and in return they wouldn't sell there best player to us
08/01/2014 12:19:00
Jose said they will look at it at the end of the season no striker is coming this January window
08/01/2014 13:00:00
the whole rooney or bust thing last summer made me vomit. so it's bust is it jose? or eto'o equals bust. you couldn't make up some of the errors we are making in the transfer market. hard to believe that a club paying such good wages as us could be making so many mistakes. as eto'o is surely that.
08/01/2014 18:06:00
yeah, gotta agree with that @tb44. But mate, Jose aint God or some infallible deity who knows the future! Tell me, did you (or any pundit for that matter) categorically predict Eto'o will turn out an abysmal 'mistake'? Thus, I guess he was Plan B in the summer but now, bust. Simple
HGH Magic
08/01/2014 19:21:00
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