Wayne Rooney releases a statement over his Manchester United future

by Tanveer Arayan

Wayne Rooney has released a statement claiming he will stay and fight for his place at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho.

The Englishman has been heavily linked with an Old Trafford exit, especially after losing his automatic starter status for club and country, amid big interest from the Chinese Super League.

Ahead of the Europa League second-leg against Saint Etienne Jose Mourinho refused to guarantee if Rooney would stay at Old Trafford and reports only intensified as the Chinese transfer window is due to close next week.

Speaking about his situation at the club, Rooney claims he is focused on helping Mourinho’s men challenge for silverware on four fronts.

“Despite the interest which has been shown from other clubs, for which I’m grateful, I want to end recent speculation and say that I am staying at Manchester United,” he said.

“I hope I will play a full part in helping the team in its fight for success on four fronts.

“It’s an exciting time at the club and I want to remain a part of it.”

He could be in contention to face Southampton in the EFL Cup Final at Wembley on Sunday, but an injury has also contributed to his absence from the first-team.

There were doubts over whether he’d even feature but it’ll be good news for Mourinho as he’ll be able to utilise his captain’s skillset when he looks to rotate the squad.

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