Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney hasn’t had the best of seasons so far under Jose Mourinho, despite the fact that he did break the club goalscoring record. Injuries and his poor form has led the captain to be in and out of the team, and it’s definitely fair to say he has struggled.
Now the usually reliable Sky Sports News have come out and stated that West Ham United are interested in signing the Manchester United and England captain; if his current club allows him to leave this summer.
The 31-year-old has only started nine Premier League games this season, and he has a contract until 2019. However, Sky adds that they believe Manchester United are ‘expected’ to let him leave the Theatre of Dreams when the transfer window comes around.
At the end of the day, all good things must come to an end, and it does feel to me like Wayne Rooney’s best days are certainly behind him; and it’s obviously a real shame, but I think it’s probably time to let him go.
West Ham would definitely be a good fit for him, and if he can stay healthy, the man from Croxteth would certainly get plenty of playing time at the London Stadium.
The only issue would be his supremely high wages and whether The Hammers would be willing to give him another huge pay day.
Wherever he ends up, I’d absolutely love for him to succeed because he’s a brilliant footballer. I’d personally want him to move abroad, perhaps to the MLS, because there is no way he could come back and haunt us if he went to the United States.