7407 Man U fans part with their cash to pay Rooney’s weekly pay

October 31st, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Oct 31(ANI): At least 7,407 Manchester United fans is the number required through the turnstiles to pay just a week of striker Wayne Rooney’s new 10 million pound annual wage, according to the Daily Mail.

The number is a staggering 10 per cent of the club’s average home gate.

The surprising figure has shocked Mike Turton, a founder member of FC United, who claims that the Premier League is now all about money.

“Looking at the Rooney saga, I’m glad I’m out of it, not paying these millionaires and not paying Glazer’s interest. I followed United for 30 years and I was a season-ticket holder, but the Premier League is less interesting for me now,”

“There is a lack of soul and quite a few mercenaries just passing through. Some Premier League club supporters want to be winning things at all costs and they don’t see the bigger picture,” he added.

Gordon Taylor, Professional Footballers’ Association Chief Executive, also supported Turton’s claims and urged his members and the game to show a social responsibility.

“Rather than just pay fortunes, with the balance of payments going abroad, the game has a duty to give the next generation a chance and I’d like to see managers given more time to bring young players through,” Taylor said. (ANI)

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