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Wayne Rooney will decide on future, says Van Nistelrooy

Van Nistelrooy says fans would love Rooney to stay (©GettyImages)
Van Nistelrooy says fans would love Rooney to stay (©GettyImages).

Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy believes Wayne Rooney still has a future at Old Trafford.

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson revealed Rooney's transfer request a month ago, before retiring as one of the most decorated managers of all time, leaving his successor, David Moyes to sort the 27 year-old's future as one of his first jobs.

Ex-Dutch international, Van Nistelrooy, who left United for Real Madrid in 2006, has backed Rooney to remain at Old Trafford if he is still committed to the Reds.

Van Nistelrooy told SkySports: "It is a matter of how he feels. If he feels he is committed to the club I think there is an opening. If he says there isn't I don't think there is a future for him but it is up to him.

"I think the fans would love him to stay but it depends on the commitment.

"If he is fully here everyone loves him but when he is not fully committed it is probably better to move on."

Former United man Henning Berg also believes that Rooney will have the final say on the matter.

"It is up to Wayne Rooney. If he is 100 per cent committed and wants to play and that is everything he has to go for he has the talent and the qualities to play a big part at this club," he said after a United versus Real Madrid legends game in aid of the Manchester United Foundation.

"I think David Moyes and Rooney have to talk about that and if Rooney feels it is not 100 per cent for him then maybe things will change.

"I don't know too much about the history (of Rooney's transfer requests) but with David Moyes coming in they have to sit down and talk about it - but ultimately Wayne has to see what he feels.

"He is still under contract so I think the club is still in a good position."

 

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