The want-away striker has been told to stay away from Rio Ferdinand’s testimonial.
Former Manchester United defender Gordon Mcqueen has told Wayne Rooney to stay away from Rio Ferdinand’s testimonial on Friday.
McQueen fears the match against Sevilla, set up to celebrate Ferdinand’s decade of service at the club, could be overshadowed by Rooney’s presence as he feels the supporters in attendance will use it as an opportunity to air their disdain towards the want-away striker.
The England international, whohas been the subject of two failed bids from Chelsea, is fixed in his desire to leave United this summer and McQueen admits he can see why the long-running saga has irked the club’s loyal followers.
“The fans are coming to pay their respects to one of United’s great servants, but I worry they’ll make their voices heard for the wrong reasons if Wayne shows up,” he told Goal.com
“If I was Wayne I’d stay as far away from Old Trafford as possible. I will be surprised if he’s anywhere near being on the team sheet.
“You can’t blame the fans for feeling frustrated with Wayne and his reluctance to pledge his future to the club.
“The fans have had to sit there and watch the ‘will he stay or will he go’ soap opera drag on all summer and now they might have their first chance to let Wayne know what they think.