There aren't many fans around England who are particularly thrilled with Wayne Rooney right now. After all, the country's finest player has managed to get himself suspended for the first three matches of England's Euro 2012 campaign, and with the team's reliance on the Manchester United ace, that could well spell trouble for them during this summer's tournament.
However, at least some fans are going to see a silver lining here - the Manchester United ones. Gene Um at SB Nation's Manchester United blog The Busby Babe notes that Rooney missing out on the Euros could well mean that the striker is more focused on the club season, and it might even mean he's not called up for friendly duty as the tournament approaches.
For many United supporters around the world, this may not necessarily be bad news. Assuming that Rooney's mind doesn't wander after this decision, his focus in the near-term will be solely on United. For the current club season, he no longer will be called into England for duty and he will be able to rest during international breaks. For a player that may make around 50 club appearances this season, this could be an unexpected blessing.
Of course, as Gene later points out, that doesn't help much if you're a United and an England fan, but hey. At least there's a silver lining there for somebody. If this can inspire Rooney to greater heights domestically, United supporter's won't have much cause for complaint, will they? It's not like England have a chance against Spain and Germany, even with their star striker available.