Why Manchester United Should Sell Wayne Rooney This Summer

Will Tidey@willtideySenior Manager, GlobalJuly 17, 2013

The Wayne Rooney speculation has been inescapable this summer. Sir Alex Ferguson said goodbye to Manchester United shortly after stating Rooney had handed in a transfer request. From there, every day has brought a new rumour.

Chelsea are serious about signing him, this we know. Jose Mourinho said in a press conference on Wednesday that Rooney was Chelsea's only remaining summer target, per BBC Sport.

Should United take the cash from a Premier League rival, knowing Rooney could hurt their title chances in another team's colours? Or should they hold out for an offer from a club overseas?

The third option is not selling Rooney at all. His record speaks for itself and United would be losing their second-most likely scorer behind Robin van Persie.

In this clip, I make the argument for United taking the money.