Wayne Rooney is still 3/4 with bwin to remain a Manchester United player next season despite reports this morning suggesting that the former Everton star is about to disappoint Chelsea, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain by staying at Old Trafford.
The England international has seemed unsettled in Manchester for the best part of a year after he appeared to fall out of favour with former boss Sir Alex Ferguson, who continually played the forward out of position, dropped him for big matches and publicly questioned his fitness as United eventually secured the Premier League title.
Ferguson revealed that Rooney handed in a transfer request at the end of the 2012/13 campaign – a claim that the United No.10 refutes – and it looked as though the man who was sold by David Moyes for £24 million in 2004 was about to be sold by him again, especially with clubs queuing up to take the forward off his hands.
But now reports suggest that Rooney, who was handed his senior debut by Moyes when the pair were together at Everton in 2002, is ready to frustrate his numerous suitors and commit his future to United, with he and Moyes starting off on the same page having reconciled their own differences that dated back several years.
And bwin go 3/4 that Rooney will still be at Old Trafford come September 3rd – which could look like a generous price by the end of the weekend.
Chelsea are the favourites to be Rooney’s next club, priced up at 2/1 in no small part thanks to Jose Mourinho’s favourable comments about the striker and rumours of a £20 million bid should the player decide to leave United.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger also made similar public utterances about Rooney and the Gunners are quoted as a 7/2 chance to sign the forward, the same price as French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are 7/1 and 14/1 respectively to tempt Rooney to La Liga, while it is 20/1 and bigger for him to sign for other clubs.