‘Grass is always greener’: Wayne Rooney should think twice about Old Trafford exit, says Mark Lawrenson

By Paddy von Behr

Wayne Rooney should sit down with one of Manchester United’s more experienced players and make a decision on his future, according to football pundit Mark Lawrenson.

The striker experienced a turbulent Premier League run-in, prompting much speculation about a move away from Old Trafford.

But Lawrenson believes the England man’s troubles are just a blip and he can play a vital role at United under new boss David Moyes.

“The grass is always greener, isn’t it?” he told MM.

“I think Rooney needs to speak to a Scholes or a Giggs, who have been there years. 

“I’m sure at some point they’ve all fallen out with Fergie – I think Rooney is probably capable of falling out with himself at the moment.”

Moyes links up with Rooney for the second time in his career, after the 27-year-old came through the youth set-up at Everton.

And Lawrenson is convinced the former Toffees manager will do everything in his power to ensure Rooney is in a United shirt next season.

“He’s a really good footballer and if you’re David Moyes, you want as many tools as you possibly can to approach the job.

“Why would you want to sell him somewhere where you could make him stronger? But if he wants to go, then he goes – you can’t stop them anymore.”

Former United chief executive David Gill, who was elected to UEFA’s executive committee on Friday, is convinced Rooney will be a Red Devil in August.

“As Sir Alex said at his last press conference, that’s an issue for David Moyes,” he said.” I’m confident he will be there next season.

“He’s a great, great player and the club doesn’t want to lose its star players.

“So I’m sure every bit of work is being taken with Wayne and his advisors and the club to make sure that happens.

“I’m not a betting man but I’m confident when I sit at Old Trafford next season I will see Wayne Rooney running out.”

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