'I give nothing for free' - Mourinho tells Shaw to learn from Mkhitaryan

Last month, Rooney netted his 250th goal for the club, surpassing the record previously held by Sir Bobby Charlton.

The United captain also has a £35million-a-year ($NZ61 million) offer from China, where the transfer window closes next Wednesday (NZ time).

"Valencia was rested but Rooney and Jones haven't trained with the team yet so I don't think they will be there for Wednesday", Mourinho told United's official website.

"When I give something to the players", the 54-year-old stressed. Mourinho said. "What I can guarantee is that, if one day Wayne leaves the club, it is not because I want him to leave the club". If Wayne Rooney decides that the time is now right for him to leave Manchester United then he has less than 10 days to push it through.

Paris: After failing to prove his mettle for Manchester United in this season of Premier League, Wayne Rooney is all set to make a move to Chinese Super League.

Rooney continues to be linked with an Old Trafford exit amid reported interest from big-spending Chinese clubs.

It is said that Everton are keen on re-signing the club's academy product although they face the major hurdle of offering a wage package that could tempt him. I think he has more to give us but, I repeat, you reach a certain level in your career when it is up to him.

Rooney has only managed 17 appearances in the league this season, 9 of which have come as a substitute. I am very lucky for that and very fortunate to train and play with them.

Rooney remains a fine captain and has shown glimpses of quality in the games he's played this term.

Premier League leader Chelsea is chasing the domestic league and FA Cup double, but, with no European involvement for the Londoners, Mourinho was quick to revert to his favored mind games when asked about drawing his former club.

The future of the club's all-time top scorer depends on whether or not he is selected for the EFL Cup final v Southampton on Sunday.

"Sometimes I wind myself up so much over things like when [Rooney] gets publicly slated by the press - people could never ever do what he's done".

  • Julie Sanders