Wayne Rooney may want a new challenge, says former assistant coach

The England star has been linked with clubs including Arsenal, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain in recent weeks but Phelan believes he would only leave United if he felt he had nothing left to achieve there.

updated: July 03, 2013 12:56 IST
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London: Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney may wish to leave the Premier League champions in order to seek a "fresh challenge" elsewhere, according to former assistant coach Mike Phelan.

The future of the 27-year-old player has been the subject of intense speculation in the British media, after outgoing manager Alex Ferguson revealed that he had asked to the leave the club for the second time.

Rooney made a similar request in 2010, only for Ferguson to persuade him to stay put at Old Trafford.

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