Jose Mourinho promises Man United fans he will never sell this player

Jose Mourinho comments on Wayne Rooney's current situation at Manchester United this season

Jose Mourinho has promised Manchester United fans that he would never sell Wayne Rooney, despite the striker’s stuttering start to the season.

The Manchester United captain’s form has been a relentless talking point this season following his failure to produce consistent performances for the Red Devils.

Rooney has found himself dropped to the bench for both club and country after a disappointing start to the new campaign.

The former Everton striker is used to being a regular fixture in the Manchester United first team in recent seasons and his new bit-part role in the side is likely to frustrate him.

It has been suggested that Rooney could seek a move away from Old Trafford if he is unable to earn a regular spot in the Manchester United first team this season.

However, United boss Mourinho has ruled out selling the striker in the near future.

Asked by Sky Sports if he would ever consider selling Rooney, Mourinho replied: “No, never.

“I will never make that decision. A player of his stature, a player of his history in the club will never go to point where club or manager want to make that decision for him.

“I put him on the bench for three matches in a row. That is hard for him, hard for me, so that is being ruthless, to put in my mind the interests of the team in front of the player, prestige, status. In this case even legend.

“To put on bench a player with the numbers he has for club and country is hard.

“But as we were saying before, this is an industry where the people who leads, sometimes in a correct decision, sometimes not correct decisions, but in our mind the decisions we think is the best for the team.”

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