Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke hopes to see Wayne Rooney stay at Old Trafford, ESPN
Rooney was said by Sir Alex Ferguson to have handed in a transfer request towards the end of the season, something denied by the England striker, with Rooney’s chequered past with Ferguson’s successor, David Moyes, also said to be a factor in the player’s unrest.
Moyes was Everton manager when Rooney broke into the first team but their relationship soured towards the end of Rooney’s time at Goodison Park. Rooney left for United in 2004 and was later sued by Moyes for claims made in Rooney’s first autobiography.
But Yorke feels Moyes will want to keep Rooney and believes United would be worse off if the 27-year-old was allowed to leave. He said: “There’s always speculation with Wayne Rooney.
“This year he hasn’t played his best football but I’m sure he can turn that around.
“Manchester United are about retaining the best players and Rooney is one of those. It would be a huge disappointment if he decided to leave the football club and I’m sure David Moyes will be looking to keep hold of him.”
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