Manchester United manager Sir Alex’s Ferguson’s decision to drop Wayne Rooney the bench in one of United’s most important matches, their 2-1 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League, has sparked rumors that Rooney is on his way out of United and it is understood that Sir Alex is ready to sell him in the summer. Rooney is going into his final two years of his £250,000-a-week contract with United, and it is reported that United have no plans to renew the deal. The twenty-seven year old has already tried to leave United in the 2010/2011 season, but signed the rich new contact and has since enjoyed multiple honors with the club like the English Premier League and Community Shield. In 2010 Manchester City, United’s rivals, tried to buy the Englishman but are potentially priced out of the market this time due to Uefa’s financial fair play relegations.
Rooney will likely cost in the region of £20 million, but United could be looking for a higher price. Rooney’s potential suitors include Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, and Real Madrid, who all can afford him, but Saint-Germain is the only club to express interest in him so far.