Real Madrid indicated that both Mesut Ozil and Di Maria were available for sale as they attempted to trim costs and free up space in their team for Gareth Bale.
Ozil would have preferred to stay at Real, but when the Germany international was left out of the starting XI for los Blancos’ 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao at the expense of Isco and Luka Modric, Ozil knew he was tolerated and not celebrated at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Manchester United wants Wayne Rooney to stay at the club. Rooney believes he is not appreciated and wants to leave. He feels they only want him to stay to play second fiddle to their first choice striker – Robin Van Persie.
Is Rooney celebrated or merely tolerated at Manchester United?
Jose Mourinho has made it clear that he sees Wayne Rooney as an important piece of his Chelsea puzzle, and he is prepared to wait for as long as it will take, even if it means at the January transfer window or the end of next season when Rooney’s contractual agreement with Man U will come to an end. Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich is prepared to offer Rooney a long term contract with wages above his current £250,000 per week. However, David Moyes, the new Manchester United manager remains adamant he will not sell Rooney.
There is a huge difference between being celebrated and tolerated. It is clear Man U wants Rooney to remain at the club, but Rooney may feel that they don’t really care and that they want him only for a selfish reason.
Rooney has threatened to quit United in the past, only to change his mind. This time around, he wishes to leave because he does not feel loved by the club.
Arsenal made a formal offer for Ozil after he had reacted to being substituted by Carlo Ancelotti during the 1-0 win at Granada on August 26 by storming down the tunnel and onto the team bus.
Ozil was concerned about being frozen out of the Madrid team in the season leading up to World Cup 2014.
He felt Real was only tolerating him. When Arsenal’s coach showed interest in him, he was attracted to the idea of being the marquee player at Arsenal, the Germany star was convinced in discussions with Wenger about making the move to London where he is celebrated and not tolerated.
Whenever someone is merely tolerated, their morale is affected. At such times, their creativity and potential will be negatively affected. Jesus understands this; that’s why he made it clear “Whoever will not receive, accept and welcome you nor listen to your message, when you leave their house or town, shake the dust off your feet.” (Matthew 10:14 Amplified Bible).
Many sports commentators believe David Moyes has made Wayne Rooney feel less appreciated, like a “second fiddle” at Manchester United by suggesting the England international is a back-up to Robin van Persie. United manager, Moyes implied Rooney is not the focal point of United’s attack by saying “if for any reason we had an injury to Robin van Persie, we’ll need him.” This statement is a hint that Rooney has fallen lower in the pecking order at Old Trafford.
Whenever you’re appreciated, your output will be maximised, you’ll be motivated to perform better, you’ll be a high achiever. Could that be the reason the bible says “But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called ‘Today’, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.” (Hebrews 3:13 NIV)
Rooney certainly didn’t feel encouraged when he was a substitute for Manchester United’s visit to Swansea on the opening day of the Premier League season.
However, during United’s home game against Chelsea Rooney was not a substitute. He was given the opportunity to start the game against the club who wants to buy him. The England international was given a positive reception from the home fans despite his apparent unhappiness at the club.
Rooney was brilliant in that game, in the first big clash of the season, he gave United more reasons to hang on to him and Chelsea a further incentive to raise their offer and pursue him more.
Rooney like any other footballer at Man U needs to be appreciated at all times. Remember, Acts 13:15 “Brothers, if you have a message of encouragement for the people, please speak.” (NIV)
The England striker has been linked with a move out of Old Trafford since Sir Alex Ferguson claimed he had submitted his second transfer request in three years back in May.
Although Ferguson’s claim has been disputed by Rooney’s advisers, the player has since been the target of criticism from supporters.
Thereafter, Rooney privately insists he wants to leave the club while Moyes insists the 27-year-old is not for sale.
“Wayne can play up on his own, he can play dropped-in. Overall my thought on Wayne is, if for any reason we had an injury to Robin van Persie, we’ll need him,” said Moyes.
It is essential that a leader demonstrate that he has faith and confidence in his team otherwise they’ll feel tolerated. “I was certain that I would stay at Real Madrid, but afterwards I realised that I did not have the faith from the coach or the bosses. I am a player who needs this faith and that is what I have felt from Arsenal, which is why I have joined,” Ozil told the German Football Association’s official website, www.dfb.de.
“I am really looking forward to it because I have the faith of the coach. I had spoken to him at length on the telephone, he explained his plans and that he has faith in me – that is what I need as a player.
“I am looking forward to the new challenge at Arsenal. I have already heard that they have super fans, the city is great and the team is fantastic.
“Wenger gives me the faith and I can develop further. I know what I can do and I know that I could make the grade with any club in the world because I am so convinced in myself, but if I don’t feel people have faith in me, then that is why I had to leave and at Arsenal, I feel I have this fully.”
Do you know that people can create an impression that they like you, but they really like what you’ve got, not you? For example, people might like a preacher just because of his or her pulpit ministry. A Child can appear to like another child and befriend them because of a toy.
One important question is, the people who appear to like you; do they like you because of your status, skill, or position? Will they like you irrespective of whom you are and what you’ve got?
People might appear to like and celebrate you, but the truth is that they are simply tolerating you because of your gifts, skills, or because of the influence of someone else and they don’t really care about you. Whenever the opportunity arises, they’ll dump you.
The Egyptians could not withstand the Israelites coming in to live in their country but for Joseph’s sake. As soon as Joseph died, the Egyptians withdrew the privileges enjoyed by the people of Israel and enslaved them.
Two offers from Chelsea have already has declined by Manchester United, and the striker, who has indicated he wants to leave Old Trafford has now been reintegrated into the United squad. But after all the drama of the last transfer window, could a potential sale to the Blues still be on the cards next January? Rooney has not submitted a written transfer request and is in Moyes’ plans while Chelsea appear to have moved on with the signing of striker Samuel Eto’o.
Here is my view: If Man U demonstrates that they still love and want Rooney, he should stay at the club and not leave at the next transfer window. But if they only want him as a backup to Van Persie, then he should go to where he’ll be celebrated, not tolerated.