Rooney responds to talk he could quit Man Utd for China

Date published: Tuesday 24th January 2017 7:17

Wayne Rooney admits he wants to play more regularly but hopes to do so at Manchester United amid speculation of a move to the lucrative Chinese Super League.

Rooney scored his 250th Manchester United goal in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Stoke to pass Sir Bobby Charlton as the club’s record goalscorer.

But the 31-year-old has made half of his 16 league appearances this season from the bench and there has been talk of him joining the high-profile players plying their trade in China.

While Rooney, whose contract expires in June 2018, admitted he would like more game time, he has no intention of pushing for a switch away from Old Trafford.

“Of course, I’m committed to the club,” Rooney was quoted as saying by at the Football Writers’ Association Tribute evening in London on Sunday.

“I’ve been at the club a long time and you know football is a strange game and anything can happen, things change very quickly, but I’m happy at Manchester United.

“Of course, as I’ve said before, I want to play more games, but I’m in a happy place at the moment.”

Manchester United will aim to secure their place in the EFL Cup final when they take on Hull on Thursday, while they are battling for Champions League qualification in the Premier League.

And Rooney feels United are on the brink of something special under Jose Mourinho after struggling in the aftermath of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.

“I’ve been at the club a long time and you do get feelings of what is going to happen in the next two or three years,” added Rooney, who joined United from Everton in 2004 .

“Jose Mourinho is certainly the right manager for the football club and I think in the next few years, the club will be very successful.”

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