Many supporters and manager Sir Alex Ferguson pointed the finger at Rooney's agent Paul Stretford for his sudden bombshell request to leave United, but lets not forget that it takes two to tango. Rooney carefully choose his parting words in a statement that was read out to the worlds media which indicated his reasons for wanting to leave arguably the worlds biggest football club.
As Rooney's statement was read out, Sir Alex Ferguson must have felt like a son of his was piercing a dagger through his heart. Rooney stated that his reasons for leaving were that the squad at the time was not strong enough to be challenging for honours, which was basically questioning the managers squad of players that he had assembled. After the comments he made at the time, I never imagined I would see Rooney pull on the red shirt again and represent the club.
Many will say that a lot of water has passed under the bridge since then, and that everybody deserves a second chance. The thing that worries me about Rooney is that this could easily be a situation that occurs again in the not so distant future if he decides to climb up onto his high horse again.
Rooney was quick to walk away from Everton who he claims to be his "boyhood team". He once even revealed a t-shirt with the slogan "once a blue always a blue" when celebrating a goal while playing for them. I know since that move the Everton supporters have given him stick, but Rooney has responded to his fellow Evertonian's by kissing the United badge in front of them. Its something I have never quite fully understood about Rooney.
If I left the club I was brought up and supported all my life, I would not disrespect that club by kissing another club crest when playing against them. I know football is a fickle and the majority of the people who support football clubs are, but if Rooney had of made the switch to Manchester City, I guarantee he would have responded to the taunts from furious United supporters by doing the same thing, kissing the badge.
I know quite a few people who support United, but not Wayne Rooney because of the way he disrespected the club, the manager and the supporters. I know that still to this day they find it difficult to chant and sing his name on the terraces, like me they think that Rooney even considering a switch to Manchester City is unforgivable.
Rooney remains the talismanic figure at Old Trafford that he was the day he stunned United with his request to leave the club. It still remains though, that some supporters including myself have not forgiven him or forgotten what he was trying to instigate in October 2010.