The word legend is brandished around far too much in football, and Manchester United is one of those clubs that have many, now Paul Scholes is up there with the greats of the club and when he speaks about the game, everyone listens. Today, Paul Scholes has urged former teammate Wayne Rooney to prolong his stay at Manchester United after the end of this season, as rumours state he is set to leave.
Wayne Rooney is now 31-year-old and his current future under Jose Mourinho looks bleak after losing his place in the starting lineup earlier this season, and with only a handful of appearances off the bench, things don’t look good going forward at Old Trafford.
Rooney was rumoured to be heading over to the Chinese Super League in the January transfer window after his agent flew out for talks, a deal that was not secured at the time but could still happen in the summer. Some of the best betting websites are offering odds on Rooney’s next location with former club Everton becoming firm favourites to sign Rooney, an option, if they can afford his wages that will suit both him and family life.
Former midfielder Paul Scholes is not sure whether Wayne Rooney departing this summer would be the right choice, telling BBC Sport:
“I don’t want him to go to another English club, I hope he gets back in the United team.
“If he gets back in the United team then he is straight back into the England side. He’s got great experience and he can pass knowledge on to young players.”
Wayne Rooney was overlooked for inclusion by Gareth Southgate in his first squad as permanent England manager, but has been told that he could still force his way back into the fold.