Ex-England star blasts ‘greedy’ Rooney for treating Man U with disrespectBy ANI
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
LONDON - Former England midfielder Matt Le Tissier has labeled Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney ‘greedy’ for treating his club with contempt.
In a dramatic change of events, Rooney - who wanted to leave United last week - performed an incredible U-turn over his future by signing a new five-year contract.
Le Tiss said that loyalty hardly exists in football and players are more interested in their pay packets than glory.
“It is amazing isn’t it? He said he wanted to win trophies, then gets offered more money and wants to stay. Had United not been millions in debt, Sir Alex could have called his bluff. But Rooney is the club’s most valuable asset, so United had to do something about it,” the Sun quoted Le Tissier, as saying.
“They needed him on a long-term deal. If he wants to go next year, then he can for a price. He has shown United disrespect. Then again this is a boy at Everton who said ‘once a Blue, always a Blue’,” he added.
Rooney, who was previously on 90,000 pounds per week, is now understood to be earning a basic salary in excess of 150,000 pounds per week.
The 25-year-old is now the highest-paid player at United, overtaking defender Rio Ferdinand. (ANI)