Amongst the Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern, many of their early season problems were attributed to the form of divisive figure Wayne Rooney.
Out of form for both club and country, the Red Devils’ skipper was dropped at either level as a result, though the problems have continued at Old Trafford since.
Still, despite the recent humbling at the hands of Chelsea, reports from the Sun suggest Rooney is unlikely to receive any reprieve.
They claim Jose Mourinho has told the 31-year-old he must leave the Theatre of Dreams in order to command regular first-team football.
The forward’s representatives are understood to have been told there are NO guarantees he’ll always be involved any longer, despite his standing as one of their biggest ever players.
He’s just three goals off breaking Sir Bobby Charlton’s goal scoring record at United and there are not thought to be any plans to actively sell him.
Still, a regular starting berth is now unlikely and the club could reportedly pay at least some of his £250k a week wages if a potential suitor shows genuine interest.
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