According to the latest reports, Manchester United captain, Wayne Rooney won’t be allowed to leave the club anytime soon.
Over the last couple of seasons, there have been various rumors about Wayne Rooney leaving Manchester United. With the recent rise of Chinese Super League, Manchester United captain is also rumored with a move to China. But the latest comments from Jose Mourinho suggest that Rooney still has a place in the team.
Last week Rooney scored the 250th goal for Manchester United and became the club’s top goal scorer. Manchester United and England captain is linked with a move to MLS or Chinese Super League. There have also been some rumors that the former Everton player may eye a move back to Merseyside.
But Jose Mourinho has cleared everything saying that Rooney still has a place in his team. Even though the transfer window in England closed yesterday, the clubs in China still have a month in hand. The transfer window of Chinese Super League closes only on February 28th.
Asked if Rooney will still be at the club, Mourinho said: “Yes, we don’t have players in, we don’t have players out, we lost two players from the squad.”
During this January transfer window, Manchester United sold Memphis Depay and Morgan Schneiderlin to Lyon and Everton respectively. Mourinho said, “You lose players and sometimes it does not look important because they were not first-choice players.”
Mourinho also confirmed Ashley Young will not leave in this transfer window. “He’s definitely staying,” said the manager. Mourinho also confirmed Young will be in the team to face Hull City tonight at Old Trafford.
Mourinho seems to be confident about his targets for next summer transfer window. Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann has been long linked with a move to Manchester United. After signing Paul Pogba this summer for a world record fee, it is very clear that Manchester United won’t be hesitated to make a big money move again in next window.
Regarding his summer plans, Mourinho added: “I know what I want. I always think every week the more I know my players, the more I know my team, the more I know the competition [Premier League] because it’s a competition I know really well. But it’s a competition in permanent evolution.”
Mourinho added: “‘Do I know what I want for the next transfer window?’ Yes, I know. Is it possible to get? I’ll try, always, to be realistic.”