Wayne Rooney urged to push for Chelsea FC transfer by Mourinho
It was job done for Chelsea on Monday night as they left Old Trafford with a point after a goalless draw against Manchester United in a game of few chances.
August 27th, 2013
Wayne Rooney was the outstanding player on the pitch, with the forward looking to join Chelsea before the transfer window closes, although Jose Mourinho stated after the game that the England man needs to go public with a desire to leave.
The Blues have already failed with two bids for the player, with Mourinho looking to add another striker to the squad despite the imminent arrival of Willian this week. It might now require Rooney to make an official transfer request as the days tick down before the transfer window closes.
“The person that started the story has to finish the story,” Mourinho said. “A club like us, a manager like me, the people that work in the club with me… we are not silly to try to get a player from a big club that doesn’t sell what they don’t want to sell.
“We are not silly to try something if somebody didn’t start it. So I think it is time for the good of everyone to finish the story. For one side, for the other side.”
Asked to clarify whether he would like Rooney to state publicly if he wanted to quit United, Mourinho replied: “Yes, I would like. We are going to close another player if he is not coming.
“It depends on this [Rooney’s decision]. It depends on his reaction and his feelings. If now he doesn’t want to leave, we are out of the thing. But we need to know. We need to know what is happening.”