Jose Mourinho confirmed that Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney will be in Manchester United’s League Cup Final squad against Southampton after the club’s record goal scorer declared he will remain at Old Trafford for the rest of this season.
United boss Mourinho was impressed with the way the United and England forward handled rumors of a possible lucrative move to the Chinese Super League. However, Mourinho opened the door for Rooney to play against Southampton.
When asked on Friday if Rooney is in the Wembley squad, the boss said:
“Yes, I think he did, in the right moment, in the best moment, he did his declaration, his statement. I told you at my last press conference that the questions you are asking me were questions for him. Only he could answer the questions and he did it exactly in the right moment.
Your question is the last question about Wayne Rooney and should be the last until the end of the season. He says he stays and helps the team to fight for the trophies. I said already I will be happy if that’s the decision so yes it’s fine. He is training with the team.
He was not selected for St-Etienne because he was not ready to play, but he was ready to have one more important training session. And now, today, he is involved in the game.”
Wow! Rooney is staying back at Old Trafford . . .