Wayne Rooney flies home after just 16 hours and one training session, while in Bangkok for Manchester United first match of their preseason tour of the Far East.
Rooney was forced to endure 22-hours of flying time in what amounted to a nearly 12,000 mile roundtrip does not make sense to me at all.
United are claiming that their unsettled striker picked up a hamstring injury during United first training session in Thailand, and was returning to Manchester for treatment.
A Manchester United statement read: “Following a scan on a hamstring injury sustained in training, it’s been decided Wayne should return home immediately for further assessment. It’s anticipated he’ll be unavailable for a month.”
This comes on the back of new Manchester United manager David Moyes saying that Rooney was in the best shape of his life.
In almost contradicting United’s claim that Rooney would be sidelined for a month Rooney wrote on his Face book page: “Gutted to have picked up a niggling injury especially as training was going so well. Heading back to Manchester to have it assessed fully but early indications are nothing to worry about.”
Conspiracy theorists are all pointing to it being all part of a plan to allow Rooney to leave, and despite what Moyes has said about Rooney not being for sale, the England international has still not committed to the club.
Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Arsenal and Chelsea who ironically arrive in Bangkok today are all monitoring the situation with Jose Mourinho needing a star striker after losing out on Napoli’s Edinson Cavani, the former Everton youngster Rooney could very well find himself at Stamford Bridge wearing a blue jersey once more.