Wayne Rooney has spoken out about his future at Manchester United, claiming he still has plenty of time left as a top-level player.
He has lost his automatic starter status for club and country in recent times and has been heavily linked with moves to China and MLS.
The Englishman has been in and out of the squad at Old Trafford due to injuries and setbacks, but he was back for the win over Burnley and was able to get his name on the scoresheet.
Speaking about a potential move away from Old Trafford, Rooney was quick to put an end to any speculation.
“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,” he said.
“My focus at the minute is helping us reach the Europa League final, and to win it, and help us get to the top four. That’s my focus at the minute.
“I think I’ve got a lot to offer, and as I keep saying, I’m looking forward to these next few games, get a few under my belt, and get to where I want to be at the end of the season and see what happens there.
“Who knows, not playing so many games this season might benefit me.
“I feel I can contribute quality, composure, experience, and know-how, how to get over the line, whether it’s to win the league or finish top four or get to the final. That’s a lot of experience I can contribute to the team.
“Of course it’s good to be back. I want to be back playing, and hopefully between now and the end of the season and leave a mark on the games I play.”
It was a great to have him back in action once again as a legend at the club, and during the side’s injury crisis, Rooney has proven he can be relied upon when Mourinho needs him.
He’s got himself settled at United and there’s no doubt that he’ll be working hard to try and get some more minutes under his belt this campaign.