Yeah, when he looks at his five league titles, his Champions League winner's medal, the lorryload of player of the year awards chucked in the corner in a heap, his captain's armband for Man United and England, I bet he wonders what might have been and how he failed to fulfil his potential.
By that measure half our current team should fuck off to United or Chelsea or whoever wants them. Back then was only 7 years since our FA Cup win. We've won fuck all in nearly 20 now. Sure, the team's in a much better state, but guarantees we ain't gonna win a fraction of what the big boys do over the next 20, unless we get new ownership.
Personally I think Rooney despite undeniably successful, has not quite lived up to what might have been. I think Fergie and the united set up were a little detrimental to his development. Whilst I'm not stupid enough to think he should've stayed with us through his career, I personally think he owed us more than the 2 seasons he gave us, and that a couple more years under moyes with a team built around him may well have made him into a better player ultimately.
Fuck knows though, but I don't have the respect for him that I do for Baines, Jags, Arteta and no doubt many others who stuck with us when suitors came knocking. Rooney cashed in as soon as he could, especially brutal after all he said and what he meant. Football isn't just about medals. Especially in this day and age when they're harder to come by.
I'm glad others have found it in them to forgive and apparently support his decision to leave us. But to me, Rooney will always be a cunt. Fuck him.