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5 players who could replace Wayne Rooney at Manchester United

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Rooney’s time at Manchester United could finally be coming to an end

Manchester United’s record all-time goalscorer and a bonafide Premier League legend, Wayne Rooney could well be on his way out of Old Trafford in the summer transfer window. Having struggled for form and fitness this season, Rooney has been relegated to a secondary role and there have been various reports of the former Evertonian returning to his boyhood club.

Also read: Wayne Rooney's top 10 goals for Manchester United

The once talismanic striker now plays more in the number 10 role and although his influence on the game has diminished, there is no doubting the fact that United will definitely miss a player of his calibre. Without much ado, let us take a look at 5 world class stars who can replace Wayne Rooney at Manchester United:

#5 Ross Barkley

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Evertonian. Check. Prodigious English talent. Check. Sound familiar? 23-year-old Liverpool-born attacking midfielder, Ross Barkley has been tipped for great things and after a tough start to the season, the attacking midfielder has rediscovered his best form under Ronald Koeman.

Blessed with pace, power and excellent technique, Barkley is undoubtedly one of the most talented players in English football at the moment. Along with Lukaku, Barkley has been crucial to Everton’s good form in the Premier League and his creativity, passing range and dribbling skills have earned rave reviews from pundits and fans alike.

Also read: Manchester United one of the clubs interested in Everton star Ross Barkley

Also, Manchester United have a history of honing English talent and with Wayne Rooney set to move to the blue half of Merseyside, we might just see Barkley make a move to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window.

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