‘Wayne Rooney won’t want to leave Manchester United’

Steve McClaren believes Wayne Rooney wouldn't want to leave Manchester United amid reports claiming striker could be sold

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Wayne Rooney was dropped to the bench for Tuesday's game against Madrid Photo: The Sport Review

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Steve McClaren believes that Wayne Rooney would not want to leave Manchester United amid reports claiming that the striker could be sold in the summer.

Speculation over the England striker’s future has been rife since Sir Alex Ferguson opted to drop him to the bench for Manchester United’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid on Tuesday.

But former England manager McClaren feels that the 27-year-old is unlikely to want to part company with the Red Devils unless he is told leave.

“Sir Alex always says there is only one way to go after Manchester United, and that’s down. He’s right, that’s proved,” McClaren told Sky Sports.

“There are only four or five clubs that you could say to leave Manchester United to go there and it could be seen as progression.

“I know Wayne Rooney and all he wants to do is play football and win, all he wants to do is win trophies.

“He is a winner and there is no better club to be at than Manchester United if you are a winner. He won’t want to leave unless told he can leave.”

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