Manchester United are more than determined to keep hold of striker Wayne Rooney and will NOT sell him to title challengers Chelsea at any price.
This evening in a report from the Guardian‘s Daniel Taylor states that Manchester United will stand firm on their stance that Wayne Rooney is not for sale at any price despite Chelsea attempting to lure the England striker away from United.
Taylor reports that a massive decision has been made by top executives at Old Trafford, due to the perception of a power shift that would be caused by selling Wayne Rooney they will not listen to any offers.
The truth of the rumours surround this summer seem to be;
- Wayne Rooney wants to leave the club
- His agent (Paul Stre£ford) wants him to leave
- Jose Mourinho wants Rooney at Chelsea
- Moyes & the club won’t sell for any price
David Moyes and Manchester United are set to release a statement in the coming week to request that fans do not boo Wayne Rooney and continue to support him as he is still contracted to the club, a request that might fall on deaf ears for some fans.
As United plan to face Swansea City in their first game of the Premier League on Saturday, Rooney is set to start for England against Scotland in a Friendly at Wembley tomorrow.
England captain Steven Gerrard stated that Rooney has been looking sharp in training, he said:
“He’s the same old Wayne Rooney, he’s been scoring goals, and he’s ready to play,”
This will be Rooney’s first game time since playing 45-minutes for United in a behind-closed-doors game at Carrington against Real Betis.
It remains to be seen whether he will be included in the traveling squad to Swansea, who are scheduled to leave on Friday afternoon.
Do you think Wayne Rooney will still be a Manchester United player when the transfer window closes?