Fiery former midfielder believes club shouldn’t harbour wantaway players.
Former Manchester United legend Roy Keane has said that the club should off load star striker Wayne Rooney if he wants to leave this summer, the Daily Mail reports.
The club have already knocked back two bids from Premier League rivals Chelsea for his signature this summer, with a third said to be in the offing as reports surfaced of Rooney being ‘angry and confused’ at comments made by David Moyes suggesting that he would be an understudy to Robin Van Persie this season.
Rooney was left out of Sunday’s squad to face Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield with the club citing a shoulder injury as the reason for his non involvement, though he was pictured in training with the England national team ahead of this week’s friendly encounter with Scotland.
Moyes has continuously gone on record to deny that a rift between the two exists, but Keane has told the manager to ditch the striker if he continues to be troublesome.
“If a player wants to leave a club, wants a new challenge, whether he’s at United or anywhere and the club get a good offer, let him go,” he said.
“I know people are always worried, thinking it can’t be as simple as that, especially if you sell them to one of your rivals, it’s not ideal, but sometimes it is as simple as that.”
Keane has also backed the new boss in the transfer market as he has so far failed to significantly add to his squad.
“I think that’s an area David Moyes has identified, it’s well documented he’s made an offer for Fabregas. It’s an area they’re looking to strengthen, but it’s very difficult as United are after certain standard of player that will improve the team.”
“It’s very limited when you’re after certain players at Barcelona or wherever, it’s hard to get them out of there.”