Englishman is said to be still contemplating his future in the north west.
Unsettled Manchester United front man Wayne Rooney is prepared to stay at Old Trafford next season after all, but only if he receives a warm reception from the Red Devils fans in the club’s two pre-season friendlies next week, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The England international has been the subject of much speculation of late linking him with a possible big-money move away from the north west during the close-season transfer window, with both Premier League rivals Arsenal and Chelsea having been heavily linked with the 27-year-old.
So far, however, only the west London club have actually lodged a bid with the Premier League champions for the striker, reportedly valued at £30 million, which was rejected out of hand by United.
And now it is understood that the player himself may decide to remain at the club and fight for his place up front in the United first team if he receives a positive reaction from the United supporters against AIK Stokholm in Sweden on Wednesday, and then again perhaps more importantly at Old Trafford in club-mate Rio Ferdinand’s testimonial against Sevilla three days later.
Rooney, whose current contract at United runs until June 2015, has scored an impressive 197 goals for the club in 401 matches in total since 2004.