Gary Neville tips Man United star to leave in the summer

Gary Neville is tipping Wayne Rooney to leave Manchester United in the summer transfer window

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Gary Neville is expecting to see Wayne Rooney leave Manchester United in the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils captain has found his first-team opportunities to be few and far between this season under new manager Jose Mourinho.

Indeed, Rooney has only started nine Premier League games for Mourinho’s men this season since the Portuguese coach’s appointment at Old Trafford last summer.

Rooney has not featured for Manchester United since the 1-1 draw with Bournemouth earlier this month due to injury.

There has been plenty of speculation about the striker’s future beyond next summer due to his lack of playing time this term.

And former Manchester United defender Neville is tipping Rooney to leave the club in the summer.

Speaking to Omnisport, Neville said: “Him being there next season is doubtful just because of the noise.

“I hope he’s there next season. I think Wayne still has a lot to offer, but he wants to play more often.

“He’s not playing as much football as he’d like. Knowing him, he’s the type of footballer that would like to play every minute of every day.

“There’s definitely some doubt, but there’s still two to three months left in the season. United have plenty to play for, including qualifying for the Champions League.

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“My view would be, maybe his mind can be changed by what happens in those months.

“With Ibrahimovic missing it is an opportunity for Marcus Rashford, but also for Rooney potentially.”

Manchester United, who beat Middlesbrough 3-1 at the Riverside Stadium on Sunday, take on West Brom in their next Premier League game after the international break on 1 April.

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