Thierry Henry has told Wayne Rooney not to listen to critics, but to do what he wants, if he wants to leave for China at the end of the season.
The United captain has been heavily linked with a move to China, but he says he’ll be staying at Old Trafford.
However, Rooney’s future will still be discussed at the end of the season and he has been linked with a move to Everton.
“I would advise him to do what he wants to do – stop listening to everybody and be happy,” the former Arsenal striker said to Sky Sports .
“You have been a great servant and if he wants to go to China, then go to China if that’s what is going to make you happy and your family happy.
“I know people say he is going there too early and should go back to Everton – but if he goes there and things are not going well they will say he should have gone to China.
“Be happy, you gave a lot to the game. You don’t owe anyone anything. You gave a lot not only to English football but football in general, so think about it with your family, your coach and your team and do what you have to do.
“We all have an opinion of where he should go, but let him choose and let him be him. I think he deserves that.”