Man United transfers: ‘Every player and fan wants Wayne Rooney to stay’
Man United transfers: Paul Scholes urges Wayne Rooney to commit his future to the Red Devils this summer
Paul Scholes has urged Wayne Rooney to commit his future to Manchester United, insisting that “everyone” connected with the club wants the striker to stay at Old Trafford.
Rooney’s future has been a source of constant speculation this summer after it emerged that he handed in a transfer request towards the end of last season.
Chelsea have had a bid for the England international rejected in recent days, with Rooney also having been linked with Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain.
However, Scholes feels that the 27-year-old should put an end to the speculation by committing to the Red Devils.
“I don’t think there’s anywhere better than Manchester United to play your football,” Scholes said.
“It’s up to Wayne – but he’s a top, top player and every player and fan wants him to stay.”
Scholes, who retired from playing football at the end of last season, does not believe that new boss David Moyes is under too much pressure to strengthen his squad this summer.
“I don’t think there’s that much pressure,” he continued. “He’s got a quality squad there, with already 18-20 quality players.
“Even if Sir Alex Ferguson was there he would want to sign two or three players. That’s the norm every season – to improve the year after, even if you’ve won the league.
“I’m sure David Moyes is trying to get players – and hopefully he’ll get the ones he wants.”