Just out this morning at about 4:30 AM PDT.
Wayne Rooney says at Manchester United after signing a five-year deal.
Hell of a way–for the player–to get what he asked for, no?
Raise your hand if you’re a Manchester United fan and you’re, well, embarrassed.
How do the Glazers come out smelling in this one?
Does this just let the air out of the balloon of the Manchester United Supporter for Change group who wanted the Glazers out? Can’t really heckle that they’re not splashing the cash now, can they?
A little less green-and-gold next week at Old Trafford?
More from the reputable Guardian (no relation) in the U.K.:
Rooney has become the best-paid player in the history of the club by agreeing a deal thought to be worth as much as £180,000 a week in a move that will inevitably invite allegations that he and his agent, Paul Stretford, have been guilty of cynical greed to get the best deal possible.
And one more nugget, Rio Ferdinand cracks me up on Twitter
His most recent tweet? “Told you it was going to be a beautiful day” and then Rio eggs on the Sky Sports broadcasters (who’ve been reading his tweets apparently in a monotone”) to read this one with a little more feeling.