Mourinho Wants Skipper Rooney To Reject Big Money Shanghai Move
The new Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho has insisted that he has no desire to offload Wayne Rooney to China’s big spenders.The striker was offered £500,000-a-week deal – plus commercial bonuses – ten months ago.But the manager believes that the player will rediscover form and is the key to organizing the squad.
Shanghai manager Sven Goran-Eriksson is reportedly set to offer Wayne Rooney a mega-money deal upto £80m to link up with him in the Chinese Super League.
Whereas Jose Mourinho when asked if he would let the striker go replied “No, never. I will never make that decision. A player of his stature, a player of his history in the club will never go to point where club or manager want to make that decision for him.”
“I put him [Rooney] on the bench for three matches in a row. That is hard for him, hard for me, so that is being ruthless, to put in my mind the interests of the team in front of the player, prestige, status. In this case even legend. To put on bench a player with the numbers he has for club and country is hard.”
“But as we were saying before, this is an industry where the people who leads, sometimes in a correct decision, sometimes not correct decisions, but in our mind the decisions we think is the best for the team.”