Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has issued a statement confirming he will not be leaving the club in the near future.
Momentum has been building over the 31-year-old’s Old Trafford future, with the riches on offer in the Chinese Super League a tantalising prospect.
It is understood Rooney’s agent Paul Stretford has been in China speaking to interested clubs – but the United and England captain has confirmed he is staying put.
The statement read: “Despite the interest which has been shown from other clubs, for which I’m grateful, I want to end recent speculation and say that I am staying at Manchester United.
“I hope I will play a full part in helping the team in its fight for success on four fronts.
“It’s an exciting time at the club and I want to remain a part of it.”