Pentru toti cei care tin cu ManU va urma o perioada grea, ce se va intinde pe multi ani. Asa cum anticipam, Rooney va pleca de la United. Din pacate, cred ca nu mai e mult pana la plecarea lui Ferguson, care va duce clubul langa Liverpool-ul de astazi, undeva la retrogradare.
Ferguson looked more emotional yesterday than at any time in his reign.
He could not believe the club he has built had got to the point where they could not keep a 24-year-old Englishman.
Perhaps, there was also a realisation that maybe this is the beginning of the end for United as he knows it. Tickets are no longer like gold dust after price hikes plus there is a disillusionment over the Glazer regime.
Greats like Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes are probably in their last season with nobody coming through to equal them. Edwin van der Sar will probably pack it in next summer.
Anderson and Nani have yet to fulfil their potential, Dimitar Berbatov does not score enough and the defence is creaking.
And the spirit that turned 2-0 leads into 5-0 victories has gone.
When Ferguson sold David Beckham, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Jaap Stam it was because he felt their effectiveness was no longer what it was.
Ferguson once said the happiest day of his life was when he joined the club and the saddest will be the day he leaves.
Sadly, the same cannot be said of Rooney, who has delivered a body blow to a man and a club who simply do not deserve it.