Sir Alex’s pal thinks striker will be off.
Former Aston Villa and Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish believes that Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will leave the club this summer, talkSPORT reports.
New Old Trafford boss David Moyes insists that the striker will not be sold, but McLeish, who played under Sit Alex Ferguson when the pair were at Aberdeen in the late 1970s, feels the situation may not be quite so clear-cut.
Speaking with talkSPORTS Transfer Tavern he said; “Will he stay or will he go? David has said they’re keeping Wayne but there’s no smoke without fire. It’s an ongoing saga that will probably come to fruition in the coming months.
“He [Rooney] will probably be thinking, ‘do I stay at United for ever, or do I seek pastures new’? I think that’s bubbling under at the moment.
“But United will look for a massive fee for Wayne and if it’s not forthcoming maybe he won’t be able to go. That could be the bottom line.”
Speculation continues to surround the 27-year-old England man, with Arsenal and Chelsea becoming increasing favourites to land his signature, and McLeish believes he could be on his way to the latter.
“Jose Mourinho is keen if we believe the press,” he added. “If it’s really, really hot I think Wayne will go.”