Since Alex Ferguson told the media that Rooney wanted to leave, speculation over his future has been at the top of new manager David Moyes’ summer business.
With two bids from Chelsea rejected, United have made it clear that the England star is not for sale.
And if Moyes wants to win the Premier league in his first season, he needs Rooney in his squad.
Over the past nine seasons, Rooney has been an integral part of United’s success, someone who has arguably carried them since Cristiano Ronaldo's departure for Real Madrid in 2009.
He has put his heart on his sleeve and his energy and drive to succeed can be matched by few other players over the past ten years.
Despite some bad press in recent years, he has remained a fan favourite, someone who can raise the atmosphere in Old Trafford just by being on the ball.
He has been a major part of five Premier league titles and one famous victory over Chelsea in the 2008 Champions League final.
Doubts over his future appear to have come after a frustrating season for Rooney saw him play large parts in midfield.
Now Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has signalled his intentions to sign Rooney, Manchester United may struggle to convince him to stay once more.
And if Rooney does leave, Moyes will have to go big in the transfer market and signing Gareth Bale or Ronaldo would be no less that a must.
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