Ex-Everton forward could have already played his final game for the club.
Incoming Manchester United manager David Moyes has been reassured that he, and he alone, will have the final say on whether or not unsettled front man Wayne Rooney will still be at Old Trafford next season, says the Metro.
The England international asked current United boss Sir Alex Ferguson for a transfer away from the club two weeks ago, only to be told in no uncertain terms by the Scot that he would not be allowed to depart the Red Devils this summer.
Rooney, 27, still has two years left on a deal that he agreed with the club back in Oct 2010, when he also had threatened to leave United to join their fierce city rivals Manchester City.
However, it appears as though Moyes, who gave the attacker his Premier League debut when the pair worked together at Goodison Park before Rooney then moved to the north west in 2004, will now decide whether Rooney will still be a United player next campaign.
Meanwhile, Rooney himself has released a statement denying media reports from earlier in the week saying that the player had removed the United logo from his Twitter page.
“There’s a load of rubbish being written about me changing twitter bio saying I have deleted Manchester United from it,” said Rooney.
“I have never deleted Manchester United from the bio whatever the papers are saying because it was never on there.
“All that happened was that I was asked by Nike to add @nikeuk to it – the same as many other sportspeople they sponsor.
“Funny, no-one’s written about that though!
“That change was made THREE weeks ago and yet people are talking about it as if its something that was put up yesterday.”