‘Wayne Rooney would still have Man United future if Radamel Falcao signed’

Ex-Man United defender Steve Bruce claims Wayne Rooney would still have a Red Devils future if Radamel Falcao joined in the summer

radamel falcao
Radamel Falcao has scored 21 La Liga goals this term Photo: The Sport Review

radamel falcao

Steve Bruce believes Wayne Rooney would still have a future at Manchester United if the Premier League leaders bought Radamel Falcao in the summer.

Sir Alex Ferguson has been heavily linked with a move for the Atletico Madrid striker in recent days, with some reports claiming the Colombian had already agreed a deal for an Old Trafford switch.

With increasing speculation surrounding Falcao, Rooney’s future appears in doubt amid reports the England international could join Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.

But Bruce, who won three titles at United in the 1990s, feels Rooney would still have a key role to play at the 19-time English champions even if Falcao did complete a big-money move.

“I wouldn’t say [signing Falcao] was the end for Wayne Rooney,” Bruce told talkSPORT.

“People keep stirring it up and Sir Alex Ferguson keeps playing it down. I’m sure Wayne Rooney still has a big part to play.

“You wouldn’t be surprised to see Manchester United sign [Falcao] because their greatest strength is the way they keep improving [the squad].”

Falcao has scored 22 goals in 27 La Liga appearances this season, while Rooney has managed a rather more modest 12 league strikes.

Gary Lineker
‘Indisputably’: Gary Lineker raves about Man United star during 3-2 win over Atalanta
Gary Neville
Gary Neville urges Donny van de Beek to leave Man United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screen grab)
Man United 'would kill' to sign Declan Rice from West Ham, declares pundit
Steve McManaman
Steve McManaman: Liverpool FC signing Ousmane Dembele would be 'smart' business
Marcelo Bielsa
Leeds United one of three teams who want to sign Ross Barkley from Chelsea FC - report
Gary Lineker
‘Indisputably’: Gary Lineker raves about Man United star during 3-2 win over Atalanta
Gary Neville
Gary Neville urges Donny van de Beek to leave Man United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screen grab)
Man United 'would kill' to sign Declan Rice from West Ham, declares pundit
Steve McManaman
Steve McManaman: Liverpool FC signing Ousmane Dembele would be 'smart' business
Marcelo Bielsa
Leeds United one of three teams who want to sign Ross Barkley from Chelsea FC - report
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature