“Wayne Rooney to stay at United”, says Mike Phelan - originally posted on Soccerlens.comWayne Rooney has been the centre of attention during this summer’s transfer window. He has been subject to two bids from Chelsea but according to former coach Mike Phelan, the England forward is ‘staying for now’.
Phelan was assistant manger at United until Sir Alex Ferguson retired and the 50-year-old told a Sky Sports programme that he believes United will not sell Rooney now.
“Manchester United seem to be using the long game. They might as well wait now. Who will they replace Rooney with? That’s the question.” He said.
“The ones they had on the radar they don’t seem to be able to nail down yet, so I think Wayne Rooney will continue to be a Manchester United player for the not-so-foreseeable future.”
“What will happen during the season and going into the next, nobody knows’
On Ferguson telling the English media that Rooney had handed in a second transfer request in two years, Phelan said: “Tha