Manchester United captain, Wayne Rooney, may have played his last home match for the team last match at Old Trafford when Manchester played 1-1 with Celta Vigo in last week’s return leg of the UEFA Europa Cup semi finals.
He is strongly speculated to leave the club he had served in the last 13 years at the end of the season. Manchester United will play their final home game of this season’s Premier League on Sunday when they host Crystal Palace.
According to The Guardian of London, Mourinho has hinted that Rooney may not be featured in the match. If that happens, the skipper who is also the club’s record goal scorer as well as the longest serving player will not be able to say a “goodbye” to the home crowd before departing this summer.
The 31 year old joined the club in August 2004. He appears he may have no Old Trafford send-off to his 13 year Manchester United career.
According to the newspaper, Mourinho said: “I will bring three or four of the first-team players, to play one half each one against Palace.
“I can give a little bit of experience to the team but, at the same time, save them all for Wednesday. I don’t know about Wayne or not – he played 90 minutes in the last match, so probably not.”
“Paul Pogba will play as he needs match-time before Wednesday’s Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm. He has being absent owing to his father’s death.
“Paul Pogba is fine – strong guy, strong mentality,” Mourinho said. “He’s learning how to live after his father passed away but he is strong.
He knows he needs to play on Sunday because he doesn’t play or train for a long time and he needs these minutes on the pitch, so he plays against Palace.