Man United have reportedly entered the race to sign Real Madrid star Isco, and if a deal is reached then it would subsequently shroud Wayne Rooney’s future at the club in further doubt.
The 30-year-old was dropped by Jose Mourinho at the weekend, with United going on to secure a 4-1 win over Leicester City which will only added to calls that Rooney should be dropped more regularly.
While that is enough of a problem for the England captain in itself, The Sun reports that Isco is being lined up in January by the Red Devils and it will obviously be a direct issue for Rooney given that it could see him fall further down the pecking order at Old Trafford.
AC Milan are also said to be keen on the Spanish international, so United do face stiff competition and will have to dig deep if they really do wish to add a quality creative individual to their squad.
Given that Anthony Martial, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Memphis Depay amongst others are all already fighting for three places in the team behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic, it doesn’t seem to really make much sense for United to target another player in that same part of the pitch.
Nevertheless, if true, it makes it a bigger problem for Rooney as ultimately he’s got enough competition for places to worry about already.
Isco has featured just three times in La Liga so far this season, and the 24-year-old is struggling to nail down a place in Zinedine Zidane’s side as he’s played just 108 minutes of league action having been limited to a bit-part role.