Manchester United star Wayne Rooney may have won his final silverware with the club after defeating Ajax in the Europa League final, as the Red Devils’ captain claims to be very close to an Old Trafford departure.
Rooney confirmed that there are several offers on the table, but he also clearly mentioned that he will not play for any other English club.
The 31-year-old became United’s record goalscorer after breaking Sir Bobby Charlton’s record this season, but despite this, the Englishman has been regularly linked with a move away from the Theatre of Dreams.
With just 26 starts in all competitions, and making an appearance as an 89th-minute substitute in the Europa League, Rooney’s 13-year career at Manchester United seems to be drawing to a close.
According to Daily Mail, the England international has revealed that he is close to making a decision over his future, and has also confirmed that he has received a number of offers. The striker also claimed that he has ‘more or less’ decided on his next move, and will be making a final decision in the next couple of weeks.
The Englishman has been linked with a move to China, and also to his boyhood club Everton, but United boss Jose Mourinho has also expressed his desire of hanging on to the club’s top-scorer.
Speaking of his future, Rooney revealed: “There’s lots of offers on the table, both in England and abroad, and really that’s what I have to decide on.”
And when asked how he would work out the decision, the decorated forward commented: “No, I know. As the manager said before, he wants me to stay, but I just have to make a decision in terms of a football decision, and that’s what I’ll do. I’ll do that the next few weeks with my family while I’m away.”
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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