United striker speaks with Liverpool and England captain about Manchester United future.
Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard has revealed that Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has confided in him about his future according to BBC Sport.
The future of the England star has been under near constant speculation in recent months after a feud was revealed between Rooney and his former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Rooney was reportedly unhappy at being second choice to Robin Van Persie and angered at suggestions from Ferguson that he had handed in a transfer request.
United officials hoped that things would be smoothed over by the arrival of Rooney’s former mentor at Everton, David Moyes, as Ferguson’s successor.
The player has remained resolute in his determination to leave Old Trafford, with Chelsea thought to be keen to offer him an escape route.
United have continued to deny that Rooney will be leaving the club and have turned the matter into one of principle.
Gerrard refused to reveal what was said during his conversation with Rooney but instead restated his view of how important the striker is to the national team.
The midfielder went on to say that though the game against Scotland is just a friendly, England will be keen to beat their neighbours and build momentum as they look to qualify for next summer’s World Cup finals tournament in Brazil.