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Deserved or Obscene - Your Thoughts?

Deserved or Obscene - Your Thoughts?

Yesterday Manchester United announced that Wayne Rooney had put pen-to-paper on a new five year deal, a deal that will see the striker pocket £300,000 a week.

The deal, we`d imagine, conclusively ends any slight chance Chelsea harboured of bringing the England striker to Stamford Bridge, something Jose Mourinho tried to do last summer.

However, the possibility of Rooney coming to Chelsea isn`t the subject of this article that really is all water under the bridge.

Instead we`d like to hear your views on whether you think a salary that equates to £300,000 a week is deserved, obscene or another nail in the coffin of the game we love?

Your thoughts would be most welcome!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Saturday February 22 2014
Time: 10:20AM


Would fergie have given roo such a deal?
22/02/2014 10:45:00
Or is this just a show by manu that despite the fact that they are failing in the league,they stil have economic mighty to pay high wages?they have just broken their financial record in matas deal
22/02/2014 10:49:00
Very glad the deal is done. At least, that rules any speculation of Rooney ever joining Chelsea. That enough should be enough to rejoice. Crazy that Rooney will be making that much even when he is 32/33!!!!!!
22/02/2014 10:50:00
I agree @ kaku.. Also , that there is no guarantee they wil lget CL football next season and with FFP in play. It could be that they dont intend keeping Rooney to the end of this contract and they are doing this deal in order to boost his fee when eventually IS sold
22/02/2014 10:56:00
22/02/2014 11:29:00
No one will sign Rooney at that age on that salary. He is the highest paid player in the PL. Not even Madrid will buy him at the salary. They will get better value for money by buying Suarez!!!!
22/02/2014 11:30:00
Did anyone here ever think - even for a second - that the whole "pursuit" of Rooney was just another mind trick by Mourinho? OK, bear with me here for a second... Imagine that you are trying to keep your rivals at bay. You know they have an ageing squad. You know they won't let this player go. You know he has a history of squeezing every last ounce out of his parent club. Why not put them on the hook to re-sign Rooney at exorbitant wages, which will, effectively, keep them from signing other quality players to rebuild their squad, which is in desperate need of revamping from the ground up? ESPECIALLY in one of the positions that we most need to bring a player in? Maybe some of you aren't on board with this, but I think most of us probably hoped that we wouldn't sign Rooney. He's a good player but I see no ROI with those wages... Now that he's signed, ManU won't be picking up any marquee signings for forward positions. Or am I just totally wrong?
22/02/2014 17:03:00
Wow what would make my day now is if Man U really do miss out on a top 4 place and still are ***** next season even if they manage 4th, and Arsenal tells Van Persie to ***** off as well if he tries to run back to them.
Pavel Permiachkin
22/02/2014 18:39:00
Rob Van Persie certainly doesn't like this deal, does he? Lol @manure. @solid7 - all those possibilities were excessively analysed on here all through the summer mate. Where were you?
HGH Magic
22/02/2014 18:57:00
By all means, deal deserved by Rooney; serves manure all right. Let them enjoy Shrek into his thirties lol
HGH Magic
22/02/2014 19:02:00
That was an embarrassing day for Manchester United. To beg a player in such a way in order for him to stay is a jooke. Giving Rooney captaincy and a say in transfer dealings is laughable. Manchester United: a joke of a club.
22/02/2014 21:39:00
HGH Magic - where was I? Probably at my job or something. You know that ***** gets in the way of football, sometimes...
22/02/2014 22:07:00
Yeah, I guess you're right; ***** does get in the way sometimes ;)
HGH Magic
23/02/2014 00:12:00
Its always deserved so far its not chelsea paying all that sum for him
23/02/2014 07:27:00
It just *****es me off that had Chelsea signed Rooney and given him 200k+ salary, we would be called out, laughed at, abused and all hell would break loose with Chelsea as nr1 enemies of football etc etc etc
23/02/2014 17:26:00
@ solid7 , at least on this issue re Rooney/Mourinho.I have a suspicion that you are correct - I agree with you . I was thinking the same thing
23/02/2014 19:13:00
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