Thursday, October 21, 2010

Who's up for Wayne?

Source: Irish Independent

FC United

While the Reds and the Blues do battle over Rooney's signature, the Rebels -- better known as FC United of Manchester -- declined to put in a bid yesterday.

"Forget his wages," said Karl Marginson, the manager of the non-League club. "We couldn't pay his hairdressing bills. And he doesn't even have much hair."

Formed as a protest movement in the wake of the Glazers' takeover of Manchester United, FC United are staffed entirely by local semi-professionals.

While Rooney seeks a new contract that would bring him nearly £1m per month, FC United are trying to raise the £3.5m they need to build a new stadium and free them from their ground-sharing arrangement with Bury.