There has been plenty of speculation regarding the future of Wayne Rooney in recent weeks with the Manchester United captain being dropped by Jose Mourinho.
Everton manager Ronald Koeman has even spoken about the possibility of him returning to Goodison Park in the near future but there’s nothing to suggest that the skipper actually wants to leave Old Trafford.
In fact, according to a report from the Guardian this evening, Rooney is certainly not nearing the end of his United career.
That’s because they claim that, despite being dropped, the 31-year-old wants to see out the remainder of his contract at the Theatre of Dreams.
For those of you that don’t know, Rooney’s current deal ends in the summer of 2019 meaning it appears he will remaining at the club for a few years yet.
Rooney believes he has plenty of football left to play at the highest level and is satisfied with life at the club - even though his first-team football has been restricted.
Although he plans to retire from international duty after the 2018 World Cup, he feels that he will be able to play for at least another year at United.
There will no doubt be plenty of interest in Rooney this summer - not just from his former club - but from clubs in America and China.
Rooney looks set to reject any approaches but, if Mourinho continues to leave him on the bench, things may change for him. He hasn’t started a Premier League match since September 18, when his side lost 3-1 to Watford and can't be happy playing a bit-part role.
Since then, he has only been named in the starting line-up for EFL or Europa League matches and has scored just twice all season.
Rooney’s reluctance to leave United may have something to do with his desire to break Sir Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record at the club. Having already broken the England goalscoring record, Rooney is just three goals away from doing the same at club level.
If he stays until the summer of 2019, then there's no doubt he will achieve his aim.
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