Rooney: I won’t play for another Premier League club

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has revealed that he has no intentions of plying his trade with another Premier League outfit. 

Rooney joined United from Everton in 2004 and has come close to leaving Old Trafford on a number of occasions. The closest point came in 2010 when he handed in a transfer request after Chelsea expressed interest in acquiring his services.

With nothing materialising in the end, Rooney stayed with the Red Devils. However, in 2013, he once again was considering a move to the Blues as he wanted to play under manager Jose Mourinho, who was starting his second stint with the club at the time.

The Portuguese tactician was sacked from his position with Chelsea in December last year and he recently signed a deal to succeed Louis van Gaal as United’s manager.

Now that Rooney’s wish of being coached by Mourinho has come true, the 30-year-old has no intentions of going anywhere else.

“I am happy to say now that, whatever may happen in the future, I will never play for another Premier League club,” Rooney said at the launch of the Wayne Rooney Foundation.

In the recently concluded season, United won the FA Cup, but failed to qualify for the Champions League as they finished fifth in the Premier League.

With Mourinho now at the helm, Rooney and his team-mates will be looking to have a much stronger campaign next season.