In Sir Alex Ferguson’s final few days as Manchester United manager, the topic of Wayne Rooney’s future was almost as talked-about as the legendary boss’s retirement. Ferguson’s claim that the striker had asked to leave prompted headlines around the world, and yet now the former United boss has been praising Rooney’s return to form.
In quotes published in the Independent following the 4-2 victory over Bayer Leverkusen, Ferguson said, “Wayne’s performance was fantastic. I was pleased to see that. He’s got his energy back. He’s back to what we always remember him.”
How Rooney feels about his former boss’s quotes may never be known. But it is clear the England striker is returning to his very best at exactly the time when many fans feared he would be turning out for another club.
In other news, Adnan Januzaj is yet to decide which country he will represent in the future. The 18-year-old looks set for a breakthrough season, and Belgium are reportedly keen to tie down the mercurial talent. But Januzaj, who also has familial ties to Kosovo and Albania, is yet to decide who he will ultimately play for, although Albania is reportedly in the boxseat.
And finally, despite being linked with a move to Old Trafford for many months, Brazilian striker Bruno Gomes could now be on his way to Udinese, with the Italian club reportedly offering €8million for the teenager.
The striker appeared to be on his way to United after meetings with Sir Alex Ferguson and Wayne Rooney, along with a series of tweets suggesting he could not wait to begin his United career.
But a tweet earlier this summer suggested those plans may have changed. And Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has now claimed Gomes will soon be plying his trade in Serie A.
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