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Monday 26 of February 2024

Statement: Rooney to Stay at Manchester United


Manchester United's Wayne Rooney warms up ahead of during the English FA Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Reading at Old Trafford in Manchester, England,photo: AP/Rui Vieira
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney warms up ahead of during the English FA Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Reading at Old Trafford in Manchester, England,photo: AP/Rui Vieira
“I want to end recent speculation and say that I am staying at Manchester United," Rooney said.

LONDON – Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will stay at the club, he said in a statement on Thursday, ending speculation that he could move to China.

“Despite the interest which has been shown from other clubs, for which I’m grateful, I want to end recent speculation and say that I am staying at Manchester United,” Rooney said.

British media had reported on Thursday that Rooney’s agent, Paul Stretford, was in China to see if he could negotiate a deal for the England forward to leave United.

TOBY DAVIS