I don't think we took a reduced fee at the time and I don't really care about his wages he's been one of our better players this season though and dug us out of the shit a few times. I don't think we would be in a worse position in the league without him this season.
There was a lot of speculation in the traditional and social media that we’d appected a reduced fee in the region of £10-15m for Lukaku so we’d get Rooney in for nothing at the time, probably to much for it not to be correct.
As for his wages don’t you find it staggering he’s able to command the sort of salary here that top players at far more affluent clubs don’t even earn? All that money for none of the return?
The common belief at the time was he’d bring some “class” “leadership” and “passion” I’ve not seen any of that apart from a few fleeting moments here and there and a good second half against West Ham. For the money he’s being paid surely you’d expect more than a bit part player? And if it wasn’t being spent on him it could have gone to better use elsewhere with a more effective player coming in who earns his wage week in week out.