The striker has fallen out with the hierarchy at Old Trafford and wants to leave.
Former Manchester United player Ray Wilkins has warned Wayne Rooney that leaving the Red Devils in a bad idea, believing a move to Chelsea would be a step down, the Daily Mirror reports.
Rooney has fallen out with the hierarchy at Old Trafford and has told manager David Moyes that he wants to leave the club in search of a new challenge.
Chelsea have already submitted two bids for Rooney but both were rejected by the Red Devils.
The Blues look set to make a third bid for the striker but Wilkins has warned Rooney about moving away from Old Trafford.
“It shouldn’t end this way, it’s getting horrible,” he told talkSPORT. “I’ve said it in the past and I’ll say it again. Once you leave Manchester United there’s only one way you’re going”.
“Man United are in the top three biggest clubs on the planet, therefore they will always buy and buy and buy because they always want to be successful.
“So what if you’ve got a bit of competition with Robin van Persie, it’s healthy. He should stand up to the plate and show these people what he’s made of. He’s got so much wonderful football left in him.”
Rooney is reportedly so desperate to leave United that he is considering handing in a formal transfer request in a bid to force the club to sell him.
However, United have already said that they won’t sell the striker, even if he submits a formal a transfer request.