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Wayne Rooney wants to stay at Manchester United

Wayne Rooney has threatened fans with the prospect that he will stay at Manchester United for another season

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Arsenal v Manchester United - Premier League
Don't do it to us.
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Roy Keane says that a Europa League win would not make up for Jose Mourinho's 'embarrassing' first season in the Premier League. It depends how you look at it, really, if more than results matter this season.

And, of course, they do. The question then is whether enough has been improved over the course of the season. Marcus Rashford has become more brilliant. Wayne Rooney has been booted from the first team and soon will be gone. The central defence are more reliable, even if they continue to make witless mistakes. But there are problems, with Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, the cack squad, but there's no reason to think these things won't be resolved next season.

'Wazza' has admitted that he may have to leave the club to get first team football.

"Would I like to stay? I’ve been at this club 13 years, but I want to play football. Here? Of course. 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. 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.

“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.”

And Mino Raiola says that everything was above board in the Pogba transfer window. I had been worried about if United were at risk in this investigation, but we can relax now that Raiola has cleared everything up.

Here's David de Gea in the new United kit. I think that makes it pretty conclusive that De Gea will be staying for the foreseeable future.

Finally, Mourinho says that United now need to focus on the Europa League. Well, yes, because of the 500 drawn matches this season, that has become pretty apparent. Still just a handful of matches of this season to endure, and then we'll know whether to be optimistic, or to burn Old Trafford to the ground (NB do not do this).