Wayne Rooney’s future has been under immense speculation since the start of the season under Jose Mourinho. And with the Manchester United captain’s agent, Paul Stretford, spotted leaving the Lowry hotel, things seem to have gotten a little more intense.
Mourinho, who has been staying at the Lowry Hotel since taking charge of the Red Devils, was also seen leaving the hotel moments before Stretford’s departure.
Rooney’s future is a big question mark not only for the veteran himself, but for the fans as well. Having started just 12 Premier League games this season, the Englishman has struggled to hold down a first team place.
The 31-year-old has been repeatedly linked with a summer move away from Old Trafford as well, possibly to the Chinese Super League, or back to Everton.
However, the question that still remains, is what was the agent doing at the Lowry Hotel? Is Rooney’s time at the Theatre of Dreams up already? Or has the United boss struck a new deal with the skipper?
To everyone’s surprise, the scenario was purely a coincidence, with neither Stretford nor Mourinho aware of each other’s presence at the hotel. The two gentlemen had no meeting, and there was no discussion about Rooney’s future at Old Trafford whatsoever.
— José Mourinho-MUFC (@Utd_JM) May 11, 2017
According to Mirror, Stretford’s spokesman reported that the agent was at the hotel on unrelated business.
“Paul was at a business meeting on entirely unconnected matters at The Lowry this morning. He did not meet, see or speak with Jose Mourinho at all while he was there,” the representative revealed.
Written by Sidharth Jindal