Nike launched the new 2013/14 Manchester home kit yesterday with Wayne Rooney taking centre stage in the promotional pictures.
While that hardly guarantees Rooney will be at Old Trafford next season, it does seem odd that Nike and indeed the club would use images of the striker posing in a United shirt if he’s making a move away from Old Trafford this Summer. Rooney’s set for showdown talks with David Moyes according to many reports in the press but it would be surprising if the two hadn’t already had some form of chat to indicate what the future holds for the former Everton star.
Moyes will no doubt be reluctant to start the biggest job in football without one of the world’s biggest names and while it’s got nothing to do with them, from a commercial point of view Nike- as well as other sponsors- will no doubt be hoping Rooney stays.
Should Rooney end up leaving Nike will have a lot of re-thinking to do over promotional shots for the 2013/14 kit, maybe featuring a new United signing, watch this space…