When Sir Alex Ferguson dropped Rooney for the Red Devils' final two games of the 2012-13 season all hell broke loose regarding his future. Rumors about his departure from United were rampant before the final ball of the season was even kicked.
Ferguson revealed he had dropped the England star to BBC's Match of the Day, and the world in general, because the forward had "asked for a transfer." From there it looked like his days were numbered at Old Trafford
Since then, Rooney has denied asking for a transfer according to the Daily Mirror, and it would seem that his version of events is beginning to ring true.
So, if Rooney stays, does that mean another player might be forced to move on?
There are players at United who would have been quite happy to see Rooney leave as their careers would almost automatically have been furthered—especially in a World Cup season.
Here, Bleacher Report looks at the players whose career might be set back by Rooney staying and who might just have to leave—sooner or later.