Robson questions Rooney’s stance over Man Utd exit

Former Manchester United and England midfielder Bryan Robson has questioned striker Wayne Rooney’s motives, after the 27-year-old expressed his desire to leave Old Trafford this summer, Sky Sports has reported.

Despite already seeing two big-money bids rejected, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is still hoping to sign Rooney before the transfer deadline on September 2. Towards the end of last season former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson claimed that Rooney had made a transfer request, and the England international’s stance is thought to remain the same under David Moyes.

And Robson, who has previously managed Middlesbrough, West Bromwich Albion, Sheffield United and the Thailand national team, is struggling to understand Rooney’s exit hopes. He said: “I don’t know what’s in the head of Wayne and his agent – why he wants to leave. I know he was at loggerheads with Sir Alex but David Moyes is the manager now.

To me it is so important for him to concentrate on his football this season. I don’t know what he sees – the grass is greener on the other side – the fans love him, the players love him so I don’t see what the unsettlement is.

Rooney has spent nine years at Manchester United since joining from Everton in 2004, and has gone on to score 197 goals in all competitions.

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