I don't see Rooney playing in China

Unless that situation changes, Rooney will leave Old Trafford in June, with China his most likely destination.

Lampard struggled with injuries during parts of his two seasons with New York City FC, while Gerrard never lived up to his $6 million salary with the LA Galaxy.

Rooney previously stated that he would not play for any other Premier League side apart from his boyhood club Everton.

Shaw has had to settle for a place in cup competitions of late, featuring in the Europa League, EFL Cup and FA Cup. Yes, there were opportunities - and he thanks those interested clubs - but there is much still to play for at United who are fighting "for success on four fronts". "Unless Manchester United wants me to leave, I won't leave".

The BBC's Richard Conway shared Rooney's statement on Twitter.

The France global has been a peripheral figure under Jose Mourinho this season, starting just 10 Premier League matches, despite establishing himself as a star in his first campaign at Old Trafford.

'I watched Arsenal the other night at Sutton and I know it was a hard pitch but some of their younger players were getting caught in possession, losing it cheaply and were putting their team in danger.

These would include Major League Soccer, as well as China.

The player released a statement to clarify his intentions.

However it remains unlikely that any move would be complete before the transfer window shuts next Tuesday.

Rooney has scored five goals in 29 appearances for the Red Devils this season, but has started only three games since 17 December and may yet leave in the summer.

Harry Redknapp has suggested that Arsenal should sign Wayne Rooney so he can shout at people.

"Arsenal lack somebody like Rooney - a victor, a leader", he told BBC Radio 5 live.

Ongoing speculation was only going to prove a distraction the longer it went on.

But for now, Rooney will remain at the club where he's a legend, albeit a fading one.

"You'll have to ask him", Mourinho said.

  • Julie Sanders