Club legend Yorke says the forward will walk away from Manchester United if they don’t finish in the top four.
Manchester United star Wayne Rooney will leave the club if they fail to qualify for the Champions League says Red Devils legend Dwight Yorke.
The Premier League champions are currently seventh in the English top tier and seven points off the top four and a chance to play at the highest level of European football.
Both Arsenal and Chelsea showed interest in the England international last summer and could well step up their interest if United do not make the top four.
“I think Wayne Rooney will have to sit and sort of look at the situation,” he said.
“I think if I was Wayne Rooney that’s exactly what I would be doing because I don’t want to be in a Man United team that has been deemed the worst Man United team – or we are not challenging and playing in Champions League football next year.
“He can’t afford to do that. He is running out of time. He is at that certain age now when he needs Champions League football even more than before.”
Rooney has been one of the few players at Old Trafford to show any decent form this term, as the Red Devils have struggled to compete since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson as manager.
In 26 matches for United in all competitions in 2013/14 the 28-year-old has scored 11 goals and provided 19 assists.
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