The forward is starting to feel the backlash of forcing a move away.
Following a second bid from Chelsea for Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney – which was rejected by the Red Devils – animosity towards the Englishman is starting to grow.
Rooney has not traveled with the squad to Stockholm due to a reported injury, but according to the Independent a rift is emerging in the United dressing room among the striker and the senior players.
Veterans at Old Trafford, Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand and Ryan Giggs, are growing increasingly frustrated with the 27-year-old as the less experienced Rooney chooses to ignore the advice of the elder statesmen.
All three are said to have spoken to the England international on separate occasions and now a rift is beginning to grow behind the scenes.
New manager David Moyes will have his hands full to try and resolve these issues and the Scot also has the tough call of deciding to whether to play the forward in the Community Shield against Wigan Athletic on Sunday – presuming Rooney is fit that is.
According to the Daily Mail Moyes is mulling the decision to field the want-away attacker as the supporters could well turn on the United star if he takes to the pitch.
It’s thought that fans at Old Trafford are also angry and upset by Rooney’s bid to engineer a move to Chelsea and would vocalise those thoughts if the striker plays against Wigan.
However, the Blues remain unperturbed in all the commotion surrounding the saga and despite having been turned down twice, are preparing a third improved bid for the forward, according to talkSPORT.