ROO WOULD BE MAD TO LEAVE OLD TRAFFORD
RAY WILKINS has told Wayne Rooney: You’ll be taking a step down if you leave Manchester United for Chelsea.
Ex-England skipper Wilkins turned out for both clubs in a 24-year playing career.
And the former Chelsea assistant manager is convinced that United will always be the bigger of his two former employers.
He said: “I’ve said it in the past and I’ll say it again, ‘Once you leave Manchester United there’s only one way you’re going’.
“United are in the top three biggest clubs on the planet, and they will always buy and buy and buy because they always want to be successful.
“If you want to win things then there’s no better club to be at than Manchester United.”
Rooney is annoyed new Old Trafford boss David Moyes has made Robin van Persie his No.1 choice up front.
But Wilkins urged the England ace to stick it out at United and prove him wrong.
He added: “So what if you’ve got a bit of competition with Van Persie? It’s healthy.
“He should show these people what he’s made of. He’s got so much wonderful football left in him.”
But if Rooney does move then Stamford Bridge would be Wilkins’ preferred destination.
He said: “I would love nothing more than to see Wayne Rooney wearing that blue shirt.
“I just think he’s ready for his second coming. He’s 27-years-old and if he stays in England, then Wayne is ready to start again.
“Man United would be crazy to do that though, they shouldn’t sell him to one of their closest rivals.”