Manchester United captain, Wayne Rooney, has decided to leave the club, after accepting that his Old Trafford career is coming to an end.
United’s record goalscorer is unhappy with the limited playing time under Jose Mourinho and has confided in friends that he is ending his 13-year stay at the club.
“The writing is on the wall for Wayne. He can see what’s happening. He’s playing less and believes he still has a lot to give. He won’t want to continue here like this,” a source told Sportsmail on Tuesday night.
Rooney is mulling over a £35million-a-year offer to play in China, where the transfer window closes next Tuesday.
Speaking on Tuesday, Mourinho refused to offer any guarantees that Rooney will stay.
“Of course I can’t guarantee. I cannot guarantee that I’mhere next week, how can I guarantee that a player is here next season?
“What I can guarantee is that if one day Wayne leaves the club it is not because I want him to leave. I would never push a legend of this club to another destiny.’
“You have to ask him if he sees himself staying in the club for the rest of his career or sees himself moving. It is not a question for me because I am happy to have him. I was very open with you in the answer. I don’t want him to leave.”