He is unhappy with playing time
Wayne Rooney could be on the way out of Manchester United, says former teammate Paul Scholes.
Scholes revealed that Rooney is unhappy with the amount of playing time he’s had since Jose Mourinho arrived at Old Trafford last summer.
The England captain has fallen down the pecking order, and his form has suffered as a result. Despite this, he has still managed to overtake Sir Bobby Charlton as United’s record goalscorer this season.
Scholes is unsure about whether Rooney will see out the remainder of his current United contract- which expires in two years time.
“If it carries on going the way it is, I can’t [see him staying for two more years],” Scholes told the Daily Mail.
“Maybe it will be reassessed at the end of the season if he’s in and out of the team. I don’t see him as a player who will accept that. He will want to be at a team where he’s playing every week.
“No one will be more frustrated than Wayne at not playing. Being a sub will be driving him up the wall.
“It will be killing him just coming in for the Europa League or the FA Cup. But it’s up to him to get his head down and prove he can play in the big games.”
United sit 6th in the Premier League but just two points off 2nd, as they continue their fight for the top 4.
By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10