Wayne Rooney's future at Manchester United under scrutiny

Ferguson's decision to drop Rooney for Tuesday's Champions League match against Real Madrid has left some to question the striker's future at Old Trafford.

updated: March 07, 2013 10:41 IST
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London: Emboldened by comparisons with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney was in such a position of strength at Manchester United in 2010 that he took on manager Alex Ferguson and won a lucrative new contract.

At that time, Rooney was at the peak of his powers, easily English football's star player. He seemed to believe he was too good for United, that the club wasn't matching his ambitions.

Less than three years later and the opposite may be true.

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