WAYNE ROONEY has confirmed he will be staying at Manchester United.

The Manchester United captain had been tipped to leave Old Trafford after falling down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho.

Wayne Rooney was the subject of interest from the Chinese Super League and reports today suggested his agent was in China to discuss a potential move.

But the England captain has finally put to bed speculation of him leaving.

Rooney said: “Despite the interest which has been shown from other clubs, for which I’m grateful, I want to end recent speculation and say that I am staying at Man United.

“I hope I’ll play a full part in helping the team in its fight for success on four fronts.

“It’s an exciting time at the club and I want to remain a part of it.”
And speaking ahead of the Europa League second leg against Saint Etienne, Jose Mourinho refused to guarantee that Rooney would remain at the club until the end of the season, with the Chinese transfer window due to close next week.
The Man Utd striker scored his 250th goal of his Old Trafford career to overtake Sir Bobby Charlton as the Reds number one scorer. Rooney reached the milestone with his injury time equaliser against Stoke City on Saturday, January 21.

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