Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho insists the Red devils will never sell Wayne Rooney.
The 30-year-old’s last start in the Premier League was over a month ago in the 3-1 defeat to Watford, while he has been constantly linked with a move away from Old Trafford next summer.
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The England International is in his 13th season at United and is only four goals away from overtaking Sir Bobby Charlton to become the club’s all-time leading goalscorer.
And when asked by Sky Sports if he would ever sell the United captain, Mourinho replied:
"No, never."I will never make that decision. A player of his stature, a player of his history in the club will never go to point where club or manager want to make that decision for him."I put him on the bench for three matches in a row. That is hard for him, hard for me, so that is being ruthless, to put in my mind the interests of the team in front of the player, prestige, status. In this case even legend."To put on bench a player with the numbers he has for club and country is hard."But as we were saying before, this is an industry where the people who leads, sometimes in a correct decision, sometimes not correct decisions, but in our mind the decisions we think is the best for the team."