England forward has asked to leave the champions this summer.
Departing Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson plans to drop unsettled front man Wayne Rooney for the Premier League champions’ final top-flight home game of the season against Swansea City on Sunday afternoon, reports the Daily Mirror.
The England international has been the subject of intense speculation of late regarding his future at Old Trafford after it emerged earlier this week that the 27-year-old had asked for a transfer away from the north west at the end of the season.
Rooney also made a similar request back in October 2010, only to then be offered a new bumper long-term contract worth £220,000 per week with United, who he had threatened to quit in order to join their fierce city-rivals Manchester City.
However, in the intervening two-and-a-half years the striker has become disillusioned with life at United, with matters seemingly coming to a head in February when Ferguson dropped Rooney for the Red Devils’ most important fixture of the campaign, at home to Real Madrid in the Uefa Champions League second round.
And now the Scot is set to exclude the attacker from the club’s final two matches of the season, despite the fact that Rooney has netted an impressive 16 goals in only 36 games in all competitions as United won a record-breaking 20th top-flight title this campaign.