The Doc’s Prescription - Wayne’s staying put at Man United

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Some weeks ago I penned an article urging people to ignore ill-informed Press speculation in relation to the future of Manchester United striker, Wayne Rooney.

However, it seems the sporting media are determined to be seen to be correct in their speculation rather than reporting the facts.

There is no doubt that Wayne Rooney isn’t playing at the top of his form and, equally, that things between the player and his manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, aren’t exactly great.

Having said that, I think United would be crazy to sell a player of Rooney’s undoubted quality and I don’t think they will.

The manager has now publicly stated that Rooney will be a Man. United player next season and down-played talk of a rift between himself and the player.

The sporting Press, however, have never allowed ‘facts’ to get in the way of a good story and the papers are full of speculation on where Rooney will end up.

Ferguson has also gone out of his way to explain that Rooney’s omission from United’s line-up against Real Madrid was purely tactical but, again the media have largely ignored this.

Rooney has too much ability not to come good again and the run-in to the end of the league campaign is an ideal platform for him.