Rooney could stay pending Moyes talks

Manchester United frontman Wayne Rooney could still be at Old Trafford next season, despite insisting he wants to leave the club, says BBC Sport.

The England international allegedly met with manager Sir Alex Ferguson last month and informed him of his wish to leave the club he signed for in 2004.

But with Ferguson having announced his retirement on Wednesday, Rooney could be persuaded to stay at the Red Devils – with the appointment of David Moyes as the club’s new boss believed to be imminent.

Rooney began his career under Moyes at Everton, bursting onto the scene as a 16-year-old in August 2002 and if the Scottish manager could assure the striker he is central to his plans, he could yet choose to stick with the Premier League champions.

However, Rooney has just two years left on his current deal at Old Trafford and the club do not plan to offer him a new contract at this moment in time.

The 27-year-old has been indispensable to Manchester United this season as Sir Alex Ferguson’s men regained the Premier League crown, scoring 16 times in 37 appearances.

But if Rooney does wish to leave, there is likely to be no shortage of potential suitors – with Bayern Munich rumoured to be among those showing interest.

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