Date: 22nd October 2010 at 3:53pm
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Perplexed, shocked but quite possibly delighted, all are emotions that raced through my mind on hearing that Wayne Rooney had done a u-turn and put pen to paper on a new five year deal.

But I`m still pondering over why we`ve seen a sudden and very dramatic change of mind from Wayne Rooney and what effects it will have on our squad.

Sir Alex Ferguson promised a quick conclusion, after the statement issued by Rooney to the public, but very few hacks saw this as the outcome, most including ourselves, believed that Rooney had, quite possibly, played his last game as a United player.

Today the media is awash with comments attributed to various United players, past and present, who were far from complimentary in their assessment of his actions and his total disrespect for our club.

Will that simply all be forgotten about when Rooney strides back into Carrington to resume his rehabilitation from his ankle injury?

What about the supporters who felt betrayed by his actions, are they suddenly going to welcome him back with open arms?

My initial feeling is that the answer to both questions will, probably, be yes! The very nature of this game supports the fickle trait.

But, just what did persuade Wayne to change his mind?

Have those behind the scenes agreed to bend to Rooney`s demands?

Will we see an influx of top talent this January or next summer?

If the answer to those two questions is yes then I have to admit that I fear for the future of our game, a game that would, as Ian Holloway so rightly said in his emotional outburst yesterday, is bowing to player power in a way it has never done before.

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