Man United transfers: Wayne Rooney should stay, says Teddy Sheringham
Man United transfers: Teddy Sheringham urges Red Devils striker Wayne Rooney to stay at Old Trafford this summer
Teddy Sheringham has urged Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney to stay at Old Trafford this summer.
The England international’s Red Devils future has been a source of constant speculation in recent weeks after retired United boss Sir Alex Ferguson revealed the striker had a transfer request rejected.
The 27-year-old, who scored a disappointing 12 goals in 27 Premier League appearances this season, has been linked with Champions League winners Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain over the past month.
However, Sheringham, who won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup and Champions League at United, reckons Rooney would be taking a backward step if the former Everton striker left the Red Devils.
“I’d like to think Rooney will stay and carry on playing for United,” Sheringham told Manchester Evening News.
“When you finish playing for United it’s very hard to go anywhere better.
“You’re playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world and there aren’t many places you can go if you want your career to keep going up.
“I know he’s been linked to Paris Saint-Germain and I suppose he might get more money there, but how much money do you need? Football isn’t just about money.
“I think Rooney should work things out at Old Trafford and stay with the club – that’s what would be best for both him and for United.”