Rooney: Should he stay or should he go?

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Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney’s future at Manchester United is the subject of plenty of speculation in this morning’s newspapers.

The Sun say the England striker will be heading to France with PSG ready to table a £40m bid to land both him and Nani. Meanwhile the Independent claims that Rooney will sign a contract extension at Old Trafford in the summer.


Rooney’s future at United has come under question this season as his relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson has reportedly become strained. There is also the fact that Robin van Persie’s arrival has meant he is no longer indispensible at the club.

One of the top ten strikers in Europe

Rooney has two years left on his contract and the Sun say that PSG have made him their number one transfer target for the close season. Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said: “If he wants to be part of the best project in football then there is only one club to sign for.

“I can understand why the owners are interested in Rooney, he is in the top 10 of strikers in Europe.” The French club have billions of pounds of Qatari money to spend and the Sun report that £25m has been set aside for Rooney and £15 for Portuguese winger, Nani.

The Independent disagree

However, the Independent have the exact opposite point of view. They say that while PSG would like to sign the star they believe it is unlikely that Ferguson would sell him, especially to a potential Champions League rival.

They also point to the fact that Rooney has fought his way back into the team and has been playing well and scoring goals since he was dropped for the Champions League clash with Real Madrid.

Ferguson certainly got the response he was looking for and would be likely to want to keep a player who has reached the heights that Rooney has as long as he is still committed and hungry for success.

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