It looks like Britain striker Wayne Rooney's days at Manchester United are numbered if the club manager Sir Alex Ferguson's Fulham programme notes are any indication.
As if to send out a message to Rooney, who hinted his desire to leave Manchester United last year, Sir Alex recently wrote: "If I hear a player has fallen out of love with us, and is looking elsewhere I invariably help them out of the door."
Sir Alex had surprised many in the past by showing the doors to big names like David Beckham, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Roy Keane. So, Wayne Rooney could be shown the doors too.
The crack began last year when Rooney expressed his desire to quit Manchester United. Adding more salt to the wound, Sir Alex fined Rooney £250,000 and dropped him from New Year's Eve match after showing tiredness at training following a night-out with wife Coleen.
As fate has it, Rooney's quest to find form in the current season turned disastrous, as an injury he got last Saturday, is threatening to keep him away from action for two months.
The Britain striker was not impressive in the season's first match again Everton, which Manchester United lose. He was then sidelined in the match against Fulham on Saturday, and when he was introduced in the second half of the game, he received a severe cut in the thigh from collision with Hugo Rodallega.
Now, speculations are doing the rounds that he would take two months to recover from the injury.
The newly signed players - Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa - scored a goal apiece in Manchester United's win against Fulham, while Rooney was out of form.
Having found goal scorers in van Persie and Kagawa, Sir Alex must have intentionally wrote: "If I hear a player has fallen out of love with us, and is looking elsewhere I invariably help them out of the door."