Steven Gerrard has recently admitted that international teammate Wayne Rooney has confided in him about his future.
Rooney's future has been uncertain for a while at Manchester United, with Chelsea reportedly planning to submit a bid in the region of £40million in the hope of luring the Englishman away from Old Trafford.
Wayne Rooney is reportedly unhappy at Manchester United and has been for a while now, however he is yet to hand in a transfer request.
Although Rooney has been training away from the Old Trafford first team and has been surrounded by transfer speculation all summer, Gerrard claimed that the striker was ready to play in England's friendly against Scotland on Wednesday.
While Gerrard claimed that his England teammate wasn't fully fit, he also said:
"It is the same old Wayne Rooney in training. He looks good, scoring goals. He is certainly ready to play. He needs those minutes for his confidence and I'm sure he will be itching to start."
Gerrard wouldn't reveal the details of the conversation, however he did address the importance of Rooney to the England side.
Rooney's future with the Red Devils has been uncertain since 2011, and has become more uncertain when he was United's second-choice striker to Dutch international Robin Van Persie in United's title-winning campaign last season.
Despite Rooney’s reported desire to leave the club, United are determined to hold on to him and claim they will reject all further bids for the striker.
Manchester United are understood to view the sale of Rooney as a sign of weakness and wouldn't want to sell Rooney to another Premier League club, especially a rival.
Rooney could also opt to see out his contract at the Theatre of Dreams, despite his intent to leave the club.
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