27 May '11, 2am

#Protest Rooney aims for final redemption: His poor form had already disillusioned some supporters and, rather t...

LONDON - WAYNE Rooney's long road to redemption will finally be complete if the Manchester United striker can win his duel with Barcelona's Lionel Messi at Wembley on Saturday. Rooney's place in the United pantheon seemed assured by the time he helped Sir Alex Ferguson's team to a third successive Premier League title in 2009. But less than 18 months after that triumph the 25-year-old was locked in a bitter war of words that looked set to end his stay at Old Trafford. Fed up of what he perceived as United's lack of ambition, Rooney demanded a transfer in October last year. However, Rooney had spectacularly misjudged the mood at United. His poor form had already disillusioned some supporters and, rather than protest against their club's transfer policy, United fans made it clear that their star player was guilty of mutiny when reports linked him with rivals Manchester City....

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Rooney has endured a torrid 12 months since he flopped for England at last year's World Cup in South Africa, dogged by a p...