Scholes thinks it would be foolish for the forward to leave the club.
Want-away Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been told by former star Paul Scholes not to leave Old Trafford, despite strong interest from Chelsea.
Rooney handed in a transfer request at the end of last season and since then the Blues have been pursuing the forward – although United are determined not to sell.
Scholes, who retired from the Red Devils this summer, has urged the 27-year-old to stay with the Premier League champions.
“I don’t think there’s anywhere better than Manchester United to play your football,” the 38-year-old was quoted in the Manchester Evening News.
“It’s up to Wayne – but he’s a top, top player and every player and fan wants him to stay.”
United are in a transition phase following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson at the end of the last campaign and with David Moyes now in charge, are preparing for a new man to be in the dug-out at Old Trafford for the first time in 27 years.
It’s a tough task for Moyes but it would be made a lot easier with a player of the standard of Rooney being available – in order for the Scot to utilise the England international’s talent and experience.
Selling the attacker to Chelsea would completely undermine the new regime at United and would set Moyes behind rival at Stamford Bridge, Jose Mourinho.
Whether or not Rooney would be prepared to listen to the words of wisdom from Scholes is unknown, but it would certainly make the 50-year-old’s job less daunting.