Wayne Rooney has released a statement this evening to confirm that he will not be moving to China before the transfer window closes, despite his agent Paul Stretford travelling over to the country to discuss possibilities.

Despite the interest which has been shown from other clubs, for which I’m grateful, I want to end recent speculation and say that I am staying at Manchester United. I hope I will play a full part in helping the team in its fight for success on four fronts. It’s an exciting time at the club and I want to remain a part of it.