Bosnich gives his opinion on the saga of the England international.
Ex-Chelsea and Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has said that selling Wayne Rooney to Stamford Bridge would be ‘professional suicide’ for the Red Devils.
The Australian knows about both clubs, having spent a total of four years in Manchester and west London and believes United would be making a huge mistake to allow the Englishman to leave for the Blues.
“Manchester United shouldn’t sell Wayne Rooney to Chelsea, who are one of their biggest rivals,” the 41-year-old told talkSPORT.
“From the club’s perspective that would be suicide.
“Rooney can hurt them [Man United] if he goes to Chelsea.
“Manchester United have come out very clearly and said they don’t want to sell Wayne Rooney.
“But, as I have said a million times before, if a player is not happy at a club then you are best off selling him.”
The Premier League champions have already received one official bid from Stamford Bridge, which was turned down, and it’s believed a second offer of around £30m has also been rejected by United.
Rooney is keen to leave Old Trafford, but the club are not willing to sell and particularity not directly to a league rival – who are already looking strong under returning boss Jose Mourinho, without throwing the England international into the mix.
However, Mourinho has already stated that the 27-year-old is the only transfer target remaining for Chelsea, with the club having done most of their dealings early by bringing in players such as Andre Schurrle, Marco Van Ginkel and Mark Schwarzer.