Jose Mourinho has reiterated that Wayne Rooney is “going nowhere”, despite continuing speculation about the Man Utd captain’s future.
“With [his age being] 31, I know he can [play on],” said Mourinho. “I know he can, I know he’s a top player, I know he can play at the top level.
“I cannot make this kind of mental exercise of what is going to happen at 32, 33, 34 or 35. I can’t say that.
“What I can say is that he’s a very good player, he’s a very important player for us and he’s going nowhere. We like him, he likes us.
“He is not happy because in the last matches he was on the bench, but I think he’s even unhappier when he’s not on the bench because he’s been injured and has to stay in the stands. There is no problems at all.”