Don’t make any ‘rash’ decisions, Rooney! Want-away Wayne must stay at Manchester United, insists Gary Neville

By Alex Bysouth

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville insists want-away Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney needs to remain at Old Trafford.

Sir Alex Ferguson admitted the England forward had requested a transfer and Rooney was not involved in the out-going manager’s last fixture at Old Trafford against Swansea City.

And former Red Devils stalwart Neville believes the former Everton man needs to think carefully about his decision to leave over the summer.

“This is the only club he should be playing at,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“There is nowhere to go from here. I have seen players join Real Madrid and other great clubs in Europe. But they always want to come back.

“If you play for this club for 20 years it is not a bed of roses. You struggle mentally at times. He will be going through a difficult moment.

“But in a couple of weeks he will be coming away with England. Then he needs to have the summer off and hopefully get his head back to being a Manchester United player.”

And Neville, who will join the England camp as coach for this summer’s friendlies, feels Rooney needs to take advice from veteran players at the club.

“Wayne is an emotional lad and you can see in the last couple of months he hasn’t quite been himself,” added Neville.

“He wears his heart on his sleeve. He fights every refereeing decision. But he has been a bit vacant on the pitch. You can see something is wrong.

“He needs to surround himself with his family and his players. The ones who have been here for a long time will bring him round.

“He is not someone who will make rash decisions but he needs people around him to give him good advice. He has an agent and friends. They need to be giving him the right advice.”

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