Bobby Charlton expects Wayne Rooney to stay at Manchester United

Updated: 28 July 2013 22:11 IST

Rooney said he is "angry and confused" and he has been the subject of a big-money bid from Chelsea. United say they do not want to sell the 27-year-old.

Bobby Charlton expects Wayne Rooney to stay at Manchester United
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Hong Kong:

Manchester United legend Bobby Charlton expects striker Wayne Rooney to stay at the club and hopes he will go on to beat his goal-scoring record.

Rooney's future at Old Trafford has been in doubt since the end of last season when now-retired manager Alex Ferguson said the England forward had asked for a transfer.

Rooney denies that but is said to be "angry and confused" and has been the subject of a big-money bid from Chelsea. United say they do not want to sell the 27-year-old.

Charlton, now a United director, told Sky Sports in Hong Kong, where the club are on tour: "Wayne Rooney is a Manchester United player and I think that he will continue to be a Manchester United player.

"I don't like losing really, really good players and he is a really great player.

"I was hoping one day that he might score as many goals as I had and that would have been really nice if it was at our club - and I'm still thinking that way."

Injury has kept Rooney out of United's pre-season tour of Asia and Australia, but United manager David Moyes on Sunday said the forward was on track to return for a friendly in Sweden on August 6.

Rooney's tally of 197 goals is 52 short of Charlton's club record.

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