No one in Manchester seems to want Rooney

If Wayne Rooney is to leave Manchester United at the end of the season, it is unlikely that he will be joining noisy neighbours, City.

Roberto Mancini is being forced to alter his transfer policy with the Financial Fair Play regulations looming. A report in the Guardian says that Rooney’s £300k a week wage demands will price City out of the market.

Speculation has been rife that Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United career could be coming to an end since he was omitted from the starting line up against Real Madrid on Tuesday.

Rooney looked likely to make the switch to the Etihad Stadium three years ago when he questioned the ambition of United. However, in a dramatic U-turn he signed a new five year contract later in the week.

It would have been a great coup for City at the time if they had been able to tempt away United’s greatest asset. However, if United decide on their own terms to let the England striker leave, the move wouldn’t be so triumphant for City.