Roy Keane predicts Man United striker will leave: He must be fuming

The Manchester United legend believes Wayne Rooney will leave Old Trafford in the summer transfer window

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney Photo: Hublot

Roy Keane says Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United career is effectively over after the captain didn’t feature in Thursday night’s 2-1 extra-time win over Anderlecht.

The England international has struggled to tie down a place in Jose Mourinho’s starting line-up in the second half of the 2016-17 campaign.

Manchester United captain Rooney has scored two goals and has made five assists in 19 appearances in the Premier League in the current season.

Rooney has been linked with a move to the Chinese Super League and Major League Soccer at the end of the season given his lack of playing time under Mourinho.

The Manchester United manager opted against turning to Rooney during Manchester United’s 2-1 extra-time win over Anderlecht thanks to goals Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcus Rashford.

The Red Devils boss didn’t bring on Rooney despite Rashford’s wasteful performance and Ibrahimovic’s knee injury in the second half at Old Trafford.

Speaking to ITV Sport about Rooney’s future at Manchester United, Keane said:

“In terms of the bigger picture, that is the end of Wayne at United.

“He will contribute from now until the end of the season but that is the final nail in the coffin for him. He must be fuming, he’ll be like a mad man.

“If he isn’t then he has lost the eye of the tiger.”

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