Former Assistant Boss Mike Phlean Admits Wayne Rooney Could Leave Man United

Former United assistant believes striker could leave the club this summer.

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Former Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan has expressed his belief that Wayne Rooney could leave the club this summer according to BBC Sport.

Phelan left the club this summer following the retirement of club legend and former manager Sir Alex Ferguson. It is understood that he stood aside in order to allow new manager David Moyes to put his own mark on the backroom staff.

But Moyes has inherited a different problem with Rooney, where he would like to keep a player who, according to some reports, is desperate to leave the club.

Speaking to 5 Live, Phelan admitted that Rooney is questioning his future at the club after the striker endured some disappointing form last season.

Rooney is reportedly unhappy with his diminished role in the side since the arrival of Robin Van Persie from Arsenal last summer. He was said to have been furious after he was dropped to the bench for the club’s crucial Champions League last sixteen tie against Real Madrid.

But he no longer enjoys the overwhelming support he once had from the Old Trafford faithful, with many believing him to be no longer good enough to be guaranteed a place in the starting eleven.

The likes of Barcelona, Chelsea, Real Madrid and PSG will be at the front of the queue to offer Rooney an escape route from Old Trafford should he become available.

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