Harry Redknapp, the former Tottenham manager believes that Wayne Rooney, despite struggling to find his form at Manchester United could be a perfect fit in the Arsenal or Chelsea line-up. According to him, a move to any of these London rivals may well go on to revive his career.
Penning down his views in the Evening Standard, a local newspaper, he wrote, “There are certain players who thrive off (leaving a club) and Wayne might just need a new challenge. He would be a great signing for a couple of seasons and could have a major impact on a Premier League club.”
“He could tip the balance for a top-four team if United were to let him go. I’d take Wayne at Arsenal or Chelsea and he has to play as a No.9 or 10 — midfield isn’t for him yet,” he added .
Despite being one of the most successful players to have played for the club, Wayne Rooney's time at Manchester United seems to be nearing towards its end.
When the season started, a lot was expected from him but the England captain continued to disappoint the fans, hitting a new low in his career. Mourinho claimed before the season that Rooney will be played as a no.10, and not in a more withdrawn role. However, superior performances from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcus Rashford and a series of poor performance from the skipper led to him being benched.
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The 30-year-old, in his 530 competitive appearances for Manchester United and scored has scored 246 goals thus, winning 5 Premier League titles, 4 FA Community Shield, 2 Football League Cup, an FA Cup, a UEFA Champions League and a FIFA Club World Cup. Besides, Rooney has also won the prestigious Sir Matt Busby Player of The Year, twice.
Rooney claimed he’s okay with the present scenario and wants to prove his worth in the team. Adding to that, one shouldn’t be surprised if Jose Mourinho shows him the way to exit, if he fails to do so.
Although a move to either Arsenal or Chelsea is very much unlikely to happen, Rooney could well be on his way to either the Chinese League or the MLS if Jose decides to axe him from the team.
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