He has etched himself in the history books of Old Trafford, but Wayne Rooney has been told by the Manchester United manager that he is free to leave.
Jose Mourinho has told the new Manchester United all time leading goalscorer that he will not fight to keep the player at the club.
Chinese Super League clubs Guangzhou Evergrande and Beijing Guoan are battling it out for the England captains signature, and are prepared to offer him £700,000-a-week for his services.
I don’t know, it’s up to him.
I don’t like to be critical of players who decide to go to China. It’s their life, it’s their organisation of their life, their organisation of their career.
The money is huge. The experience can also be interesting.
I know some of my colleagues think they are more important than they are and think they can interfere in the lives of other people, but I’m not that sort of guy.
Everybody is responsible for their own life. I’m not critical with anyone.
To be honest, in Wayne’s case, I have no idea because he has never mentioned it to me.
Rooneys decreasing influence
Despite being just 31, Rooneys influence at Old Trafford is swiftly decreasing. He has made just 16 starts in all competitions, scoring just 5 goals. He has been slowly phased out of the side by Mourinho, who has generally settled for a 4-3-3 formation, with 35-year old Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the lone striker.
Rooney broke finally broke Sir Bobby Charltons long standing goalscoring record on Saturday, scoring his 250th club goal. He is also Englands leading goalscorer.
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