Wayne Rooney has been wearing a Manchester United home football top since he signed for them in 2004; he left his former team Everton for a transfer fee of £25.6m. Â His career at Manchester United has been full of success winning five Premier League championship titles and a UEFA Champions League title amongst other trophies.
Wearing a Manchester United home kit he is one of their highest ever goal scoring players, and has won the heart of fans, his name and squad number are the most ever requested on personalised soccer shirts since the start of the Premier League.
With the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson at the end of last season the Red Devils are facing their first ever Premier League season with a different manager. The man who has filled Ferguson's place managing the players in the Manchester United home kit is former Everton manager David Moyes.
His arrival at Old Trafford has caused some frictions with Rooney who formerly played under Moyes at Everton.
Rooney has expressed his desire to hand back his Manchester United home football top after a series of disagreements with the United management. There is a degree of uncertainty surrounding the disagreement, Rooney is reportedly unhappy he has not been picked in the first team squad during the summer tour, and has not had any match time in the Manchester United home kit.
Moyes claims Rooney is unfit to play soccer following injuries to his hamstring and shoulder, however, despite the reported injury he was picked by Roy Hodson for an England friendly versus Scotland.
Chelsea have made several offers to Manchester United in a bid to sign the striker, who has publicly stated that he would like to play for Jose Mourinho's Chelsea side.
The management at Old Trafford have so far rebuffed all offers stating that Rooney will play in the Manchester United home kit during the 2013/14 Premier League season. Â So far Chelsea have had a bid rejected for £25m and are reportedly set to make another bid of £28m in the next few days, there are even rumours of an impending offer of £40m however, it seems these are all to be rejected such is Moyes's desire for Rooney to stay.
In their bid to shop for a striker it is thought that Chelsea have set a deadline of August 26th to secure Rooney's transfer, indicating there may be an interesting few days ahead.
Rooney came onto the pitch wearing his Manchester United home football top as a substitute in the teams first game of the season at Swansea this weekend.
He played well setting up two goals that sealed the eventual 4-1 win, despite obviously working hard on the soccer pitch he didn't celebrate with his team mates, choosing instead to walk alone back toward the half way line, some commentators have said this shows his unhappiness at Old Trafford.
After the match other squad members were keen to support Rooney, stating his importance within the team and their desire for him to stay.
Former United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel believes Rooney's reluctance to celebrate was due to tiredness since he isn't completely match fit, and that he is 'irreplaceable' to the team, he has stated that Moyes must keep him in the Manchester United home kit, he his vital to the team and their success this season.
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