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Rooney has been heavily linked with an exit from Manchester United this summer after falling out of favour under Jose Mourinho.
The forward has also lost his place in the England squad, not being named in the party for England's upcoming World Cup qualifier against Scotland and the friendly with France.
Rooney has attracted plenty of interest for his services, with moves to MLS, the Chinese Super League and a return to Everton all being rumoured to be on the table for the 31-year-old.
Wilkins believes Rooney should stay in the Premier League and should return to being a genuine No.9.
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Ray Wilkins believes Wayne Rooney should copy Zlatan Ibrahimovic's style of play at Man Utd
Zlatan Ibrahimovic this season got 28 goals for Manchester United before his unfortunate injury, but what does he do? He plays in his area, when the ball is in his area, Ibrahimovic comes alive
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"I wouldn't like to see him go to China," the former Chelsea and United midfielder said on talkSPORT.
"I still think he has so much to offer, I really do.
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"I just wish that when Wayne is picked as a forward player, he just stays up the pitch and doesn't work his socks off to come back and help out.
Ray Wilkins believes Wayne Rooney should not leave Man Utd for the Chinese Super League
"Ibrahimovic this season got 28 goals for Manchester United before his unfortunate injury, but what does he do?
"He plays in his area, when the ball is in his area, Ibrahimovic comes alive.
"I'd love to see him play up front and just play up front.
"When the ball's in your area, then play. I still think he has so much to offer."