After becoming Manchester United’s all-time top goalscorer this past weekend, Wayne Rooney might be forgiven for thinking about his own future at the club. The former England captain has fallen down the pecking order for both club and country, and despite his landmark strike against Stoke City last Saturday, Rooney is frequently named on the bench for matches of significance by Jose Mourinho.
It’s also no secret that teams in the Chinese Super League are keen to boost their squads with the additions of players from European teams by enticing them with gigantic contracts. Rooney is the subject of another one of these contracts, according to the Daily Star, with Shanghai Shenhua rumoured to have offered him a whopping €36.5m to join them.
Despite Rooney’s stature and influence seemingly decreasing by the week when it comes to the club that he joined in 2004, the current club captain has shown no desire to leave Old Trafford. His current contract runs out in 2019, and given the hefty salary that comes with it, it’s no surprise that Rooney is in little rush to leave the club, given that a move to China or the United States would mean playing in a league of vastly inferior quality.