Top 10 manager quotes from the vultures circling above Wayne Rooney

Posted by - October 20, 2010 - Arsenal, Chelsea, Lists, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham

And a couple of vultures who are keeping their distance

OTP gives you a quick lowdown on what all the key players have got to say for themselves as they face questions about possible moves for Wayne Rooney.

1. “Everybody will be interested.”
Jose Mourinho, Real Madrid

2. “He is one of the greatest players in the world as there are very few players with his qualities. He’s a player I admire very much.”
Pep Guardiola, Barcelona

3. “Yeah, but he will stay at Old Trafford for sure.”
Jose Mourinho, Real Madrid, when asked about a possible reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo.

4. “You’ve got to be interested when the very best players become available, but it will be a big ask. There will be some big fish out there wanting to take Rooney.”
Harry Redknapp, Tottenham

5. “Well, I would be surprised…”
Arsene Wenger, Arsenal, when asked if Rooney would fit into his wage structure.

6. “There has never been contact. It is not my problem. I have my own problems.”
Roberto Mancini, Manchester City

7. “If Rooney is on the market, not only Chelsea would be interested, but a lot of other teams as well.”
Carlo Ancelotti, Chelsea

8. “Rooney is a great player. I am convinced he will stay at Manchester United because it is his club.”
Arsene Wenger, Arsenal

9. “I probably will have to answer this question a lot in the future so I want to make it clear now. I don’t want other coaches talking about my players and I have a lot of respect for Manchester United and their manager Alex Ferguson that prevents me from discussing Rooney’s situation.”
Carlo Ancelotti, Chelsea

10. “Rooney is a good player but I think he will stay at United.”
Roberto Mancini, Manchester City