Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern are raising their glasses to what they believe is the end of an era, following comments from a Red Devils legend.
Jose Mourinho’s side sealed their place in the semi-finals of the Europa League with a 2-1 victory over Anderlecht at Old Trafford last night, courtesy of a dramatic extra-time goal from Marcus Rashford, but there was on obvious absentee from the side.
Veteran captain and United’s all-time leading scorer Wayne Rooney was once again overlooked by Mourinho, with the England international’s role in the squad now decreasing to a member of the supporting cast.
That’s led Manchester United legend Roy Keane to claim it’s time for Rooney to leave the club this summer, telling ITV:
“In terms of the bigger picture I’d have thought that’s the end of Wayne at Manchester United. He will obviously contribute until the end of the season because of injuries.”
“But he must be fuming not to be brought on. I think that’s the final nail in the coffin for him, definitely.”
“Leading scorer at the club, I’d expect him to be fuming, if he’s not fuming then he’s obviously lost the eye of the tiger. He must be like a mad man tonight, he must be.”
Rooney has not featured for United since a goalless draw with West Brom at the start of April and our landlord believes it’s almost certain he’ll be moved on during the summer window.
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