Posts Tagged ‘Owen’
We were all a little surprised at the start of the summer when Sir Alex offered Michael Owen a new deal. It was generally assumed that he would be on his way, and a number of clubs make their interest known. However, he signed on for another year and, given his promising form this pre-season, could make a telling contribution to the team.
Javier Hernandez has picked up a knock in training and looks to be out for three to four weeks whilst he recovers. This would probably have been the case anyway given his exploits at the Gold Cup and Copa America this summer. That gives Michael Owen a golden opportunity, a golden month, to prove his worth to United.
Players who spend hours working on their celebrations, or performing pre-planned celebrations, are all dicks. There’s one team allowed to do funny celebrations, and it’s that random Icelandic team that do things like this.
Now that Wayne Rooney appears to have adopted some sort of arrogant Cantona style pose whenever he scores, I hate the ungreatful, arrogant shit even more than I did before.
I’ll start with a disclaimer. I may be reading far, far too much into this, but sometimes the smallest clues betray the biggest truths.
This feeling of mine causes me problems, because it would appear that Wayne Rooney is once again scoring goals and playing well for Manchester United. I of course want him to do well for Manchester United because that would mean that the team is succeeding. I would rather have an in form Rooney than no Rooney at all.
Unfortnately, his demeanour would suggest that he thinks he is the be all and end all of United, and that we should be eternally grateful to him for everything that he does. This is so far off the mark as to be faintly laughable.
Whilst Rooney was still at Everton he did a gay little flip at Euro 2004 against Switzerland, which we tall took the piss out of, and then started behaving normally after goals. He would run off to the fans to celebrate, and look genuinely happy with what he had just done. Just like the way you or I would celebrate a goal on a Sunday morning.
Now, he stands there, arms outstretched, basking in his own reflected glory, like some switch has flipped in his head and he’s suddenly a big shot in his own eyes. This is not the behaviour or someone who is happy with what he’s just done. This is the behaviour of someone who is happy with himself. That’s a massive, massive difference.
Is Rooney really so deluded that he thinks we have all forgotten how bad he’s been this season, up until the past couple of weeks? Does Rooney genuinely believe that he’s now the number one, the main man, beyond reproach at United?
What does Wayne Rooney see when he looks in the mirror in the morning? Does he see that kid from Croxteth who’s made it good, through a combination of talent and sheer hard work, and now has the privelage of wearing the Manchester United shirt and leading us to glory?
Or does he see Wayne Rooney, footballer, celebrity, millionaire?
I fear that it’s the latter, and if I’m right, then I’m sorry, he can fuck off. In Hernandez, we have a talented young goalscorer who isn’t quite the finished article, but he just gets it. In Berbatov we have the consumate professional, always willing to sacrifice for the team. Michael Owen is the same, think what you like about his past crimes as a dipper.
Unfortunately, in Rooney we have a bad egg. He sleeps with hookers whilst his wife is pregnant, he courts our biggest rivals to earn himself a payrise and he plays utter shite for 12 months whilst behaving like Johan fucking Cruyff.
He does all of this, and doesn’t give a shit about any of it. Wayne, it’s time for an attitude transplant or for you to leave, because we cannot go on this way.