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Does Rooney get the respect he deserves?

The guy is our top scorer of all time and part of some of our best ever sides but he never gets mentioned on here anymore from a ‘United legend’ perspective. When we do our ‘best ever sides’ articles he rarely gets put in them. Does the fact he tried to leave us twice put a nasty taste in our mouths?

Even towards the end when he was regularly top scorer people were making out he was the problem when the reality was the likes of Cleverson and not replacing Ronaldo were far more pressing issues.

How will history judge Wayne Rooney, the United player?

posted on 6/7/22

comment by 50 trust the process (U1147)
posted 3 minutes ago
Rooney was overrated for a lot of his career, but his stats are incredible. I don’t think he stayed at the top level long enough, I.e like Benzema (who is the closest comparison imo to talent and style of play). He was the perfect supporting cast to Ronaldo, and wasn’t bad as the main man, but that period lasted too short.
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Rooney and Benzema. Two players who despite being world class player's realized Ronaldo was better and sacrificed parts of themselves for the good of the team.

Meanwhile our current lot have too big of ego's to do the same because Cardiff City's worst ever manager was gassing them up at every available opportunity.

The damage he's done will take decades to repair.

posted on 6/7/22

comment by Richp007 (U22873)
posted 1 hour, 3 minutes ago
comment by 50 trust the process (U1147)
posted 3 minutes ago
Rooney was overrated for a lot of his career, but his stats are incredible. I don’t think he stayed at the top level long enough, I.e like Benzema (who is the closest comparison imo to talent and style of play). He was the perfect supporting cast to Ronaldo, and wasn’t bad as the main man, but that period lasted too short.
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Rooney and Benzema. Two players who despite being world class player's realized Ronaldo was better and sacrificed parts of themselves for the good of the team.

Meanwhile our current lot have too big of ego's to do the same because Cardiff City's worst ever manager was gassing them up at every available opportunity.

The damage he's done will take decades to repair.
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Listen up to United fans. A proper top red here

posted on 6/7/22

comment by Irishred (U2539)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Richp007 (U22873)
posted 1 hour, 3 minutes ago
comment by 50 trust the process (U1147)
posted 3 minutes ago
Rooney was overrated for a lot of his career, but his stats are incredible. I don’t think he stayed at the top level long enough, I.e like Benzema (who is the closest comparison imo to talent and style of play). He was the perfect supporting cast to Ronaldo, and wasn’t bad as the main man, but that period lasted too short.
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Rooney and Benzema. Two players who despite being world class player's realized Ronaldo was better and sacrificed parts of themselves for the good of the team.

Meanwhile our current lot have too big of ego's to do the same because Cardiff City's worst ever manager was gassing them up at every available opportunity.

The damage he's done will take decades to repair.
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Listen up to United fans. A proper top red here
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He is probably a Liverpool fan, Irish.

posted on 6/7/22

comment by Irishred (U2539)
posted 11 minutes ago
comment by Richp007 (U22873)
posted 1 hour, 3 minutes ago
comment by 50 trust the process (U1147)
posted 3 minutes ago
Rooney was overrated for a lot of his career, but his stats are incredible. I don’t think he stayed at the top level long enough, I.e like Benzema (who is the closest comparison imo to talent and style of play). He was the perfect supporting cast to Ronaldo, and wasn’t bad as the main man, but that period lasted too short.
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Rooney and Benzema. Two players who despite being world class player's realized Ronaldo was better and sacrificed parts of themselves for the good of the team.

Meanwhile our current lot have too big of ego's to do the same because Cardiff City's worst ever manager was gassing them up at every available opportunity.

The damage he's done will take decades to repair.
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Listen up to United fans. A proper top red here
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I can see why you would want to keep them sweet. When you lot were blindly defending Dalglish, Carroll, aged Gerrard etc it was definitely in my best interest to keep you defending them.

Just not sure what supposed United fans get out of defending The Glazers.

posted on 6/7/22

comment by 50 trust the process (U1147)
posted 2 hours, 12 minutes ago
Rooney was overrated for a lot of his career, but his stats are incredible. I don’t think he stayed at the top level long enough, I.e like Benzema (who is the closest comparison imo to talent and style of play). He was the perfect supporting cast to Ronaldo, and wasn’t bad as the main man, but that period lasted too short.
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Hmm, Rooney was the main man as Scholes started to age and retired. He was the focal point of our attacking play and everything went through him. Just because he did it deeper doesn't mean that he wasn't the main man.

posted on 6/7/22

comment by Richp007 (U22873)
posted 2 hours, 12 minutes ago
comment by 50 trust the process (U1147)
posted 3 minutes ago
Rooney was overrated for a lot of his career, but his stats are incredible. I don’t think he stayed at the top level long enough, I.e like Benzema (who is the closest comparison imo to talent and style of play). He was the perfect supporting cast to Ronaldo, and wasn’t bad as the main man, but that period lasted too short.
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Rooney and Benzema. Two players who despite being world class player's realized Ronaldo was better and sacrificed parts of themselves for the good of the team.

Meanwhile our current lot have too big of ego's to do the same because Cardiff City's worst ever manager was gassing them up at every available opportunity.

The damage he's done will take decades to repair.
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Wrong on all counts Mr Bond

posted on 7/7/22

comment by manusince52 (U9692)
posted 6 hours ago
comment by Richp007 (U22873)
posted 2 hours, 12 minutes ago
comment by 50 trust the process (U1147)
posted 3 minutes ago
Rooney was overrated for a lot of his career, but his stats are incredible. I don’t think he stayed at the top level long enough, I.e like Benzema (who is the closest comparison imo to talent and style of play). He was the perfect supporting cast to Ronaldo, and wasn’t bad as the main man, but that period lasted too short.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Rooney and Benzema. Two players who despite being world class player's realized Ronaldo was better and sacrificed parts of themselves for the good of the team.

Meanwhile our current lot have too big of ego's to do the same because Cardiff City's worst ever manager was gassing them up at every available opportunity.

The damage he's done will take decades to repair.
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Wrong on all counts Mr Bond
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Why should anyone sacrifice themselves to prop up CR7 goals and ego if he cannot even help them challenge for titles

when roooney and benzema sacrificed themselves for CR7, it was because they could see the bigger picture of how he will bring success to the team.

That vision of team success has not existed at utd for almost a decade. I hope ten hag and his team can reignite that vision and belief

posted on 7/7/22

Stats wise he is the greatest striker for Man U and England.

Due to his early promise he never quite fulfilled the massive expectations people had of him for playing for England.

In club football he won everything.

posted on 7/7/22

comment by Garner be a star (U13920)
posted 8 hours, 28 minutes ago
comment by manusince52 (U9692)
posted 6 hours ago
comment by Richp007 (U22873)
posted 2 hours, 12 minutes ago
comment by 50 trust the process (U1147)
posted 3 minutes ago
Rooney was overrated for a lot of his career, but his stats are incredible. I don’t think he stayed at the top level long enough, I.e like Benzema (who is the closest comparison imo to talent and style of play). He was the perfect supporting cast to Ronaldo, and wasn’t bad as the main man, but that period lasted too short.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Rooney and Benzema. Two players who despite being world class player's realized Ronaldo was better and sacrificed parts of themselves for the good of the team.

Meanwhile our current lot have too big of ego's to do the same because Cardiff City's worst ever manager was gassing them up at every available opportunity.

The damage he's done will take decades to repair.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Wrong on all counts Mr Bond
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Why should anyone sacrifice themselves to prop up CR7 goals and ego if he cannot even help them challenge for titles

when roooney and benzema sacrificed themselves for CR7, it was because they could see the bigger picture of how he will bring success to the team.

That vision of team success has not existed at utd for almost a decade. I hope ten hag and his team can reignite that vision and belief
----------------------------------------------------------------------
This "team" without him also failed. The only difference was they were grinning and having their ego's stroked by Cardiff City's worst ever manager while doing it whereas now they have a true winner holding them to account.

Any other club would back the winning horse, but no not us, we choose a 4x relegated player and free academy players with a 14% pass accuracy while fans who "want the Glazers out" side with the options that makes their life easier and/or saves them more money.

posted on 7/7/22

Brilliant player. Club legend. I will always remember him as one of my favourites.

He peeked in his early twenties though and stayed at the club too long . He was never quite the same after the Bayern injury in 2010 even if 11/12 was one of his best statistically.

SAF would have sold him if he’d stayed another year imo.

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