Manchester United are reportedly looking to get rid of Wayne Rooney in order to reduce their wage bill. The Chinese Super League or the MLS seem to be his most probable destinations.
Wayne Rooney has endured a dip in form over the past few seasons, and it looks like Jose Mourinho is not willing to work with the skipper anymore.
The England International is believed to be on a weekly wage close to £300,000 a week, which puts him at the top of Manchester United’s wage bill, with only Zlatan and Pogba coming anywhere close to him.
United are now reported to be preparing to part ways with Wayne next season.
Rooney still has 20 months on his current contract with Manchester United, which means the club will have to write a £26 million check to pay off the 30-year-old for the rest of his contract.
Manchester United fans have seen Rooney as a driving force in the team ever since his arrival in 2004. However, he has failed to maintain his form in recent seasons.
Since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013, managers have been afraid to drop Wayne from the first team.
However, Jose Mourinho is clearly not having any of it. The Portuguese manager has already dropped Rooney from the starting squad, and the same has happened with the forward at the international level.
Gareth Southgate, England’s interim manager, dropped the England skipper to the bench during his side’s draw against Slovenia this Tuesday.
So all that remains is for Wayne to find a new club, with the Chinese Super League and the MLS both waiting to pounce on the star man.
MLS commissioner Don Garber recently expressed his eagerness to see Wayne Rooney play in the MLS.
He told the Manchester Evening News: “We would love players like Wayne Rooney, and those who have been able to be really successful at the highest level, to be thinking about Major League Soccer.
“Today, that’s perhaps in their-30s and maybe, sometime in the future, that’s in their mid-20s.”