According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are not planning to stop their chase for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, as the former Everton player’s return to the club side after a deep wound injury in the international week combined with a goalscoring performance was convincing enough for the Londoners to plan a bid for the striker in the up coming January transfer window.
United have been only slightly changed this summer, after David Moyes signed his former star Marouane Fellaini in a deadline day move from Everton. The Belgian trained with his team mates for the first time this week after the transfer deadline day, and the midfielder made his first appearance for the club when United played Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon. The home side won 2-0, after a goal from Robin van Persie and Rooney. The win was overshadowed by controversy, after winger and attacker Ashley Young was booked for diving in the penalty area. Moyes will start shifting focus to the frequency of matches, and ensure the squad stays fit. The UEFA Champions League group stage will begin soon, and games will start coming thick and fast for the top four sides, with the FA Cup and league cup also being played.
Rooney has been under heavy criticism from the United supporters for his consistent want to leave the club in search of greener pastures. It remains to be seen whether United will consider a bid from the Gunners. With the experience of the past few years that Rooney has been subject of a bid, United have been strong in their stance of keeping their star. There is no doubt about the fact that the striker has played second fiddle to United’s high-flying Dutchman Robin van Persie. The former Arsenal striker has been consistent in his level of performance for his new club, and his scoring spree continues to support his cause.
Given the presence of Ozil at the Emirates Stadium, Rooney will have to once again make his decision to stay or leave the Red Devils, but this time, there is no turning back from the decision.