Gary Neville Urges Man United To Keep Hold of Wayne Rooney

Former Manchester United defender believes striker is ‘irreplaceable’.

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Former England and Manchester United defender Gary Neville has urged the Old Trafford club to do everything they can to hang on to Wayne Rooney according to The Daily Mail.

Neville has expressed his belief that such is Rooney’s talent, the Premier League champions would be ‘mad’ if they allowed him to leave the club.

Speculation regarding Rooney’s future has intensified in recent weeks with reports suggesting the England star could be on the verge of handing in a transfer request as he looks to force through a move to Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho is known to be a long-term admirer of Rooney and has previously stated that the striker is his sole summer target.

Rooney is thought to be keen on the move as he feels undervalued at United following the arrival of Robin Van Persie.

Rooney believes himself to be at the peak of his abilities and is demanding to be first choice striker at the club.

The former Everton man has missed much of United’s pre-season with a reported shoulder injury.

But England manager Roy Hodgson denied Rooney was injured, prompting further rumours of a rift between the striker and his club.

Following United’s Charity Shield game against Wigan on Sunday, David Moyes once again denied reports of a fall-out and insisted Rooney is not for sale.

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