Jose Mourinho has claimed Wayne Rooney could leave in the summer
Wayne Rooney has been linked with a move to China in recent weeks, with a number of clubs said to be interested in the 31-year-old.
However, despite the striker's lack of game time, Mourinho has claimed he will not tell Rooney to leave in the summer although it is a possibility he could go.
Wayne Rooney has taken a back seat at Manchester United this season
“You’ll have to ask him," Mourinho said.
"I can’t guarantee that I am here next week, how can I guarantee that a player is here next season?
"If Wayne does leave, it is not because I want him to leave, that is all I can guarantee.
"I will never try and push a legend of this club to another destiny.”
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Rooney is under contract at Old Trafford until June 2019 but he has fallen down the pecking order this season.
The arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic has seen him lose his position as United's first-choice striker and the England international has been forced to play in midfield.
The United skipper has also been troubled with injury in recent weeks, missing the last four matches due to a muscle injury and dental surgery.
He has made 29 appearances in all competitions this term, scoring five goals and providing 10 assists.