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Could his arrival spell trouble for Man United’s record-breaking star?

Date: 28th May 2014 at 7:00pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Four months ago, Manchester United made Wayne Rooney the most lucratively-paid player in Premier League history. The record-breaking deal tacitly announced the England international as the poster-boy of the post-Ferguson era at Old Trafford, tying him down for his best years and cementing his reputation as the leading star of the Red Devils first team. After all, more than any issue of finance, Rooney's predominant concern amid his continual ransoming of the Carrington club over the past three years has always been his status within the starting XI. But the beautiful game doesn't stand still for long. Rooney may historically be the Premier League's and Manchester United's highest earner, but could his honeymoon as United's flagship entity soon be brought to an abrupt end by incoming manager Louis van Gaal? Since joining the Old Trafford ranks in summer 2012, Rooney and Robin van Persie have developed a rather interesting relationship. Their strike partnership was the most prevalent source of United's 13th Premier League title last season, but rather miffed at his role as provider to the Dutchman, murmurs of  Rooney's discontent came to the fore last summer when ... Read More

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