By FOX SPORTS staff
With former Arsenal skipper Robin van Persie establishing himself as Manchester United's main man upfront this season, Rooney has been utilized in a variety of positions by manager Sir Alex Ferguson, including a berth in central midfield.
Borussia Dortmund star Robert Lewandowski and Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao have also been linked with the Red Devils over the last few weeks, moves that could see Rooney's chances of leading the line diminished further.
Although Ferguson has released several statements indicating that he expects the former Everton man to stay at Old Trafford, the Daily Mail reports that Rooney will be demanding clear-the-air talks over his role in the first team. The 27-year old is keen to stay with United, but is equally desperate to play a key role at the club.
Dropped by the Scot for the Champions League Round of 16 clash against Real Madrid and substituted during four out of his last five starts for the Red Devils, Rooney is worried that Ferguson's summer acquisitions will see his playing time diminished and cost him a place in England's World Cup 2014 squad.
The striker, capped 81 times for the Three Lions, is reportedly on Paris Saint-Germain's shopping list and sources close to the Red Devils have revealed that the Premier League champions are not averse to selling Rooney in the summer if he pushes for a playing guarantee.