Reports: Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney likely done with team
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, one of the best known players in the English Premier League, is likely done with the team, according to reports from British media outlets.
The Guardian‘s Jamie Jackson reports that Rooney is “angry and confused” about comments made by new manager David Moyes.
Moyes, who replaced long-time manager Sir Alex Ferguson this offseason, implied that Robin van Persie, not Rooney, is the team’s top option. “Overall, my thought on Wayne is, if for any reason we had an injury to Robin van Persie, we’ll need him,” Moyes said.
According to Jackson’s report, the team says Rooney is not for sale. Reports on Wednesday said the team turned down an offer for Rooney from Premier League rival Chelsea, which confirmed its interest in a statement.
But Chelsea still remains one of the favorites for Rooney, if he is moved. It’s unclear whether Manchester United would sell Rooney to its rival, which risks Rooney coming back to hurt them with a strong season.
Arsenal has put in a formal bid, and speculation has Paris Saint-Germain in the mix if Rooney wishes to leave the Premier League. There were reports in April that Rooney was destined for PSG, but they proved to be inaccurate. The French club could get involved, though, if Manchester United decides it will move the striker.