Wayne Rooney and the 5 Most Telling Signs a Player's Time at a Club Is Over

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Wayne Rooney and the 5 Most Telling Signs a Player's Time at a Club Is Over
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It looks like Wayne Rooney’s days at Manchester United are numbered. The "Will he go? Won’t he go? He really wants to go!" saga has produced some absolutely textbook indications of when a player’s time at a football club is coming to an end.

Nothing is certain in football, apart from who will win third-division Nigerian football games. For anyone within football, one's time at a club can suddenly finish out of nowhere. Just ask every Chelsea manager.

However, in the case of Wayne Rooney’s transfer-request hokey cokey, it’s pretty obvious his time at Old Trafford is coming to an end, and his imminent departure has been more drawn-out and torturous than the ear-chopping-off scene in Reservoir Dogs. The biggest difference between the two is that Wayne Rooney has taken more money from Manchester United than the Reservoir Dogs protagonists could ever take from a bank.

We’re going to see which boxes Rooney has ticked in his Manchester United checkout checklistso we know, in the future, that if any of the following are true, then a player's probably on his way out.

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