Manchester United are facing a £26m dilemma regarding Wayne Rooney as the England captain’s decline continues.
Rooney has come in for serious criticism lately for his below par performances for club and country, and he has now lost his place in the starting eleven for both United and England and it is now believed the Red Devils are considering ditching him next summer, according to a report on the Daily Mirror.
The 30-year old still has 20 months left on his contract, and with no club in Europe likely to match his current wages at Old Trafford, it present a tricky situation for United.
He is on a £300,000-a-week and will turn 31 in less than two weeks, the prospect of moving him on appear gloom, meaning they may have to pay off the remainder of his contract if they are desperate to offload him.
However, with United unlikely to get a suitable suitor for Rooney in Europe, there is the prospect of American or Chinese clubs taking the former Everton youngster on, considering his pedigree and massive commercial clout.
While he may not earn as much as his current wages in the MLS, he could earn as much or even more if he shows an interest of moving to China, with the Chinese clubs not shying away from paying the big bucks.