Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has been away with his family during the off-season as he is expected to make a decision about his Old Trafford future, the club he joined in 2004 from Everton in the next ccouple of days.

It is understood the United hierarchy want Rooney to stay, but the Red Devils highest goalscorer of all-time claims his next move will be motivated by regular playing time.

The 31-year-old England forward spent majority of last season on the bench with United boss Jose Mourinho preferring to play the former Three Lions skipper in a deeper role.

“Honestly, I’ve said before, I don’t know,’ Rooney said when asked if he would still be at United next term after lifting the Europa League in May,” Rooney said on Monday.

“I’ve got decisions to make now over the next few weeks, have a word with my family, and then I’ll decide. I think I just have to make a decision in terms of a football decision, and that’s what I’ll do.

“I’ll do that the next few weeks with my family while I’m away and, honestly, as soon as I know what’s going on then, I’m sure you (will know).”

If Rooney decides to leave United this summer, he has several suitors awaiting his signature in Italy, USA and China as well as a possible return to Goodison Park.

The transfer window opened today in China and Allsoccerplanet understands Rooney’s agent Paul Stretford was in the Asian nation speaking to interested clubs in February, only for Rooney to confirm he was to remain in England.


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