Manchester United have just confirmed that they rejected a second bid for striker Wayne Rooney from Chelsea. This second offer is believed to have been around £ 30 million after the initial offer of around £ 30 million was rejected. Even though United have categorically stated that the 27-year-old England international remains not for sale at any price, midfielder Darren Fletcher has said that he fears the departure of the former Everton star. Rooney has been at Manchester United for the last nine years and he is very close to beating the goalscoring record held by Bobby Charlton.

However, the striker is thought to be extremely angry at the comments made by David Moyes that he would be a good backup to Robin van Persie should the Dutchman get injured. Rooney has scored close to 200 goals in his United career, and he does not see this as a mark of respect. Mourinho, meanwhile, has been praising Rooney with every opportunity he has had with the press. It the 27-year-old is thought to be contemplating handing a transfer request. Even though Alex Ferguson said at the end of last season that United had received a transfer request for Rooney, this does not seem to have happened.

“You do worry he’ll leave because he’s a fantastic football player, but you leave that to Wayne and the club. I hope he stays because he’s been a fantastic player for Manchester United, and a big part (of their success). In all he’s achieved in the last 9/10 years since I’ve been in the squad, we’ve been in the squad together, so I hope he stays and achieves more things with Manchester United. He (Fabregas) is a fantastic player, we’re always linked with great players,” said Fletcher, who has been out with a long-term injury for almost 2 years.