Date: 31st October 2016 at 4:47pm
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Man United will not force out-of-favour captain Wayne Rooney, but will not stand in his way should he decide to leave Old Trafford after 12 years, according to The Mirror.

However, should he take the decision to call time on his Red Devils career, the club are looking to recoup the £25m they paid Everton for the England captain in 2004.

The United icon has not started the last four Premier League games he was available for, having sat out the 4-0 defeat to Chelsea through injury.

Rooney has scored 248 goals for the Red Devils - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Rooney has scored 248 goals for the Red Devils – Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Man United boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly told Rooney’s personal team that he cannot guarantee the 31-year-old a starting place at the club any more and, should he want regular starting spots, he’ll have to leave the club.

Rooney, who is closing in on Sir Bobby Charlton’s goals record at United, has been offered a lifeline in China, who could more than afford his price tag and wages, as they continue to source top players to increase their brand.

 
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