And he will be. A few online weirdos with a bee in their bonnet intent on arguing the small print aren't going to change that. In fact the further away we get from his playing career, the more intently he'll be revered.You don't have to be a United fanatic to be the club legend.
He's a scouse, played for us, became a legend. What more do you want?
Just because one transfer request in the money age of football?
It's easier to be a United loyal dog when united is the only money powerhouse. Not today, not anymore.
Rooney wrote his legendary feats in the club's history, nothing will change that, and he should be treated as a club legend.
No one these days remembers how ignominiously George Best left the club in '74. The season we were relegated, which he'd spent largely either drunk or AWOL (or in one instant, nicked!)... Just as no one in 10 or 20 years will remember that one bit of mid-season drama where Rooney criticised our ambition whilst 2nd, but then went on to score our 19th title winning goal, as well as in the Champions League final, and then continued playing for us for another 5 years. The big shit.
The OP can huff and puff and shift the goalposts all he likes, but at the end of the day (and all the subsequent days after) the most talented English player since Gazza, who played at the highest level from 17 to 30, and ended his career as both Man Utd and England's greatest goal scorer, beating records that had stood for nearly half a Century, will be regarded as a legend in every way imaginable, by anyone who matters.
However much anyone whinges, they're howling into the wind.