Manchester United striker Federico Macheda, who is currently on loan at German club Stuttgart, has said that he does not expect star striker Wayne Rooney to be sold in the summer. There is a lot of speculation surrounding the future of Rooney, who has found himself down the pecking order in recent months. Rooney started the season behind Robin van Persie, who was a £ 20 million signing from Arsenal. The injury problems coupled with the overweight issues at the start of the season did not help the England international. Since then, he has found regaining the first-team spot extremely tough.
Van Persie has emerged as the main striker at Old Trafford. He has scored 23 goals in the league alone this season and he is the overwhelming favourite to win the Golden Boot award. Rooney continues to be linked with a move to French club PSG. The PSG owners and the director of football have been speaking a lot about Rooney in recent months. They see him as the perfect signing to improve the profile of the club substantially. PSG have almost bottomless pits of money and they have shelled out huge sums of it in the last few transfer windows to bring in the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
“No, I do not think so. He is an emblem of Manchester United and I think there is no better team in the world than that in which he is playing right now,” said the Italian international. Rooney managed to score 19 goals for United last season, but he has managed only 16 this time around. Macheda, meanwhile, has expressed his desire to stay at Stuttgart beyond the end of the season. He has said that he is willing to talk with Manchester United about extending the loan deal for next season as well.