Gary Neville: Manchester United is "mad" to sell Rooney

Manchester is "mad" if they sell Rooney....according to Gary Neville. England assistant manager and former Manchester United defender and captain believes it is a mistake for the Red Devils to allow the "most important player in the Premier League" to leave Old Trafford.

Rooney and England assistant manager, Neville

“Manchester United, at this moment in time, would be mad to sell him,” Neville told the Daily Mail. “Along with Robin Van Persie, he has been the most successful player in terms of goals and assists in the last five years of the Premier League.

“Even last year, which you could argue was a year he was below his best, but he was playing in midfield, playing right side, left side, he still had 22 goals and assists. He is a massive contributor to games and you can’t replace personalities. There are very few personalities in football now, big personalities, fighters, he is one of them.

The transfer saga surrounding Rooney threatens to overshadow the start of United’s title defence, with Chelsea claiming they will continue to pursue the striker while Rooney himself is prepared to submit a transfer request to realise the move.

“I don’t see how Manchester United can sell him at this moment in time. I really don’t because they won’t be able to replace him.”

Well, it is probably far-fetched when Gary Neville claimed that Rooney is the most important player in the Premier doubt Wayne Rooney is a player that deserve a lot of credit for his hardwork, talent as well as his contribution as an overall player but United was not going to give all credit for one person, should Sir Alex Ferguson still in charge. Look at the number of players that come in and left Old Trafford. I definitely agree that Rooney is a player that deserve a lot of recognition but I suppose there is a time for everyone. There is a reason for the former coach in United who recently won the Best Manager based on certain vote system on ESPN to make it official that Rooney requested for a transfer....and I think in the eyes of Sir Alex Ferguson, whether Rooney is staying or not, United can flourish and I think the same...