England star could depart Old Trafford in twelve months’ time.
Manchester United are paving the way for Wayne Rooney to leave Old Trafford, but not for another twelve months according to The Times.
The England star’s future has been under constant speculation in recent months since he was dropped for the club’s Champions League last sixteen tie against Real Madrid.
Just before his retirement, former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson claimed that Rooney had handed in his second transfer request in three years.
That has subsequently been denied by both club and player but hasn’t put a stop to the rumours surrounding his future.
At his first press conference at the club, Fergie’s successor David Moyes insisted Rooney was not for sale but could not confirm that the player was happy to remain with the Premier League champions.
But it has now been revealed that Moyes is not ruling out selling Rooney at some point in the future.
Rooney has just two years remaining on his current deal, and Moyes has revealed that he is keen to see how Rooney performs this year before deciding on the player’s Manchester United future.
That news is likely to interest the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea, who are known to be admirers of Rooney. The London clubs are likely to be intrigued by the possibility of United selling Rooney for a cheaper price when he has just twelve months remaining on his contract next year.