Despite reports again linking him with a move away from Old Trafford, Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has sounded a battle cry, to reassure fans that the current trend of bad results will hopefully soon come to an end.
The Telegraph, and other respected media outlets, have today reported that Chelsea are still keen on bringing the player to the club at the end of the season.
But Rooney is clearly focused on the job in hand for Manchester United right now. He was quoted on MUTV (via The Daily Mail) as saying:
‘The fans’ support is very important. The fans have been great here, especially now when we are not in the best of form and we have lost the last few games,’ Rooney told MUTV.
‘We need them to support us through this time. We will get stronger and we will get better. The fans are vital in being patient with us and letting us try to get there. I am sure we will do.’
Rooney has missed the last couple of games with a groin strain and, without him, Manchester United have fallen to bits. Defeats against Tottenham and Swansea at home, followed by Sunderland away have left them way off the pace in The Premier League, out of the FA Cup and teetering on the brink of Capital One Cup elimination.
But few could argue that Manchester United have suffered worse injuries than any of their direct rivals this year and when players like RvP, Jones and Rooney return, with other recent casualties like Rafael and Carrick back to full fitness, results should improve dramatically.
Question marks continue to hang over the new manager, however, and until he makes a telling contribution in the transfer market or to the general form of the team on the pitch, his future will remain uncertain.
Manchester United host Swansea this weekend in The Premier League. A fourth defeat in a row would signal United’s worst run in over half a century. If Moyes continues to pick up these unwanted records a change of management will surely be considered.
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