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This sounds like a ridiculous question, of course Rooney would improve any team, but let’s look at the facts. Manchester City and Chelsea are allegedly interested, even if it’s unlikely Ferguson would fathom the idea, but Chelsea have Drogba, Nicolas Anelka, Saloman Kalou and Daniel Sturridge – and no pressing need for Rooney. Manchester City have Emmanuel Adebayor, Roque Santa Cruz, Jo, and Carlos Tevez. Neither of them are crying out for an expensive striker.
Abroad, Real Madrid have history with English players and Manchester United, but in attack they have Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuan. Barcelona have David Villa, Bojan Krkic, Lionel Messi, Jeffren Suarez and Pedro – plus Zlatan Ibrahimovich on loan. Again, neither of them, with the systems they use, desperately need a player like Rooney, whom they would have to change their formation to suit.
Where else would Rooney be willing to go, that could pay for his services?