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Scholes tips Rooney for United exit

2017-02-16 18:59
Jose Mourinho and Wayne Rooney (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester United legend Paul Scholes claims Wayne Rooney will seek a move away from the Premier League side if he continues to find himself on the bench.

The Red Devils club record goal scorer has failed to command a regular place in manager Jose Mourinho's starting XI since the Portuguese tacticians' arrival in the off-season.

With Zlatan Ibrahimovic leading the line to good effect and Henrikh Mkhitaryan now reveling in the number 10 role, Rooney has been made to settle for brief cameo roles from the bench.

Now, Scholes feels the current captain of England and the Premier League giants will seek to end his 13-year stay at Old Trafford.

"If it carries on going the way it is, I can't (see him staying for two more years)," he told the Daily Mail.

"Maybe it will be reassessed at the end of the season if he's in and out of the team. I don't see him as a player who will accept that. He will want to be at a team where he's playing every week.

"No one will be more frustrated than Wayne at not playing. Being a sub will be driving him up the wall," Scholes added.

"It will be killing him just coming in for the Europa League or the FA Cup. But it's up to him to get his head down and prove he can play in the big games."

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