Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will reportedly decide his future at Old Trafford on the reception he receives from United fans. The club's next two pre-season games are critical according to the Daily Mail.
David Moyes' team plays AIK Stockholm in Sweden and Sevilla at Old Trafford next week. Rooney believes the saga surrounding his future has ruined his relationship with United fans, especially considering this is the second time he has made his desire to leave. He will consider how the fans respond to him in the next two games before definitively deciding on his future.
Although Arsenal are rumoured to be interested in the player, his likely destination, should he decide to leave, would be Premier League rivals Chelsea. The Blues have already lodged an official £20million bid for the player, which was rejected by United. According to goal.com, Chelsea are prepared to offer a wage of £200,000 per week to Rooney.
However, if the fans respond positively during the upcoming games, Rooney may stay back at Old Trafford.
Rooney's decision will have an impact on United's performance next season. Last season's Premier League champions will be hoping to retain the league title along with winning a few cup competitions.
Ferdinand Wants FA Cup
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has revealed his desire to win the FA Cup with Manchester United. Despite a career of glittering honours, Ferdinand has yet to win the trophy. He was banned the last time United won it in 2004 and has lost two finals against Arsenal (2005) and Chelsea (2007)
"It is something that gets on my nerves a little bit but this year hopefully I can win it," he told Press Association Sport.
"If I retire I don't think it is something that would really kill me but if we won it I would be delighted," he continued. "I used to watch it as a kid, FA Cup final weekend used to be massive - I understand what it means to win the FA Cup and I would love to be part of that."
The defender believes the competition has not lost its luster amid the growing popularity of the Premier League and Champions League.
"To win it would be great," Ferdiand explained. "It is the same as everything, if you're successful and winning it then it never loses that sparkle. Most clubs don't win it, those that do love it and we certainly still want to win it."