Ex-Red Devil thinks Rooney is on the outs at Old Trafford.
Former Manchester United striker Dion Dublin believes that Wayne Rooney’s time at the club is coming to a close after handing in a transfer request, talkSPORT reports.
Retired United boss Sir Alex Ferguson had claimed that the England striker had asked to leave the club at the end of last season and speculation has continued to mount over his future this summer.
New boss David Moyes has continued to reiterate his desire to keep the 27-year-old in the Northwest, but Dublin thinks that his time is up, even though he would love to see him stay where he is.
“We don’t know what’s gone on behind closed doors,” he said. “But if there’s any player that wants to leave then, as a player, you wouldn’t want to play with them.
“You don’t respect your fellow team-mates if you’re saying that you want to leave. If he has then there’s no future for him.
“I can’t see Wayne Rooney asking to leave Manchester United, i think it’s come from people around him. if he has said it then it must be because he’s been nudged that way. He’s sharper than people think.”
Rooney has been consistently linked with moves to Chelsea and Arsenal, with the former already having a £30 million bid rejected, and Dublin has insisted that if the England international has to be sold at all then it should be to a club from overseas.
“I’d hate to see Wayne Rooney leave Manchester United,” he added. “He’s needed. He’s a world class footballer, even though he hasn’t been in great form.
“I hope he doesn’t leave but, if he does, then I hope it’s not to a club in this country. That will come back to haunt Man United at some stage.”