United is reportedly ready to sell Rooney this summer for as little as £20 million ($31 million) because manager Sir Alex Ferguson no longer sees him as an automatic starter. The United boss is also thought to be fed up with the star forward’s inability to maintain peak fitness and conditioning levels.
Ferguson stunned United fans after dropping Rooney to the bench for Tuesday’s Champions League defeat against Real Madrid at Old Trafford.
Rooney, 27, has two years left on his contract and the relationship betweenthe player and manager have been tense and shows no signs of improving. The England international has been linked with a move to cash-rich Paris Saint-Germain but the financial issues faced by the club with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s salary could hinder any move. France has a 75 percent income tax on high earners and PSG pay four time the amount to meet Ibrahimovic’s wages. United’s rivals Manchester City wouldn’t miss a chance of signing Rooney. City tried to persuade Rooney in 2010 but United put forward a huge offer which prompted him to stay.