Transfer news

Rooney's United future 'down to fans'

August 1, 2013
By ESPN staff

Wayne Rooney will reportedly decide his future at Manchester United based on what kind of reception he receives in the next two matches in which he features.

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Rooney continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford, and Chelsea have already had a bid turned down by the Premier League champions.

The Evening Standard reports Chelsea are readying to launch a £40 million offer to bring the England international to Stamford Bridge, but the Daily Mail claims the future of Rooney could be decided in United's friendly against AIK Stockholm in Sweden next week, or in Rio Ferdinand's testimonial match at Old Trafford against Sevilla, according to the Times.

If Rooney receives a warm welcome he will reportedly tell manager David Moyes that he wants to stay at the club. However, if he gets a backlash from the fans, then he will seek a transfer and attempt to push through a move to Chelsea, his preferred choice of destination.

Rooney was left out of the United team at the backend of the previous campaign, with retiring manager Sir Alex Ferguson claiming on the final day of the season that the striker had submitted a transfer request.

However, a formal request has yet to be handed in by Rooney, and Moyes has said he is not for sale.

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