Wayne Rooney insists he wants to stay at Manchester United next season, but only if he can play regularly.
The England captain, 31, has been a bit part player under manager Jose Mourinho this season and is expected to leave the club in the summer.
But he said at a press conference for Thursday night’s Europa League semi-final second leg against Celta Vigo: ‘I’ve been at this club 13 years and I want to play football.’
Asked if he wants to continue at United, Rooney added: ‘Of course. Of course you want to play. You want to play every game.
‘Sometimes that’s football and I’ve had to keep working and try to take my chance.
‘That’s what I’ve done. When called upon I’ll try my best to help the team.
‘I think football changes. You have different challenges in your career. This season I haven’t played as much as I would have liked to.
‘But I’ve tried to help the team on the pitch and off the pitch. I haven’t thrown my toys out of the pram but I’m a football player and I want to play football. The more I play, the better, and the more I feel I can help the team.’
Recently the United captain has been linked with a move away from old Trafford as it seems age is catching up with him.
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