Wayne Rooney has sent out mixed messages regarding his future ahead of the concluding leg of Manchester United's Europa League semi-final against Celta Vigo tomorrow night.
The United captain has been left out in the cold by boss Jose Mourinho for the most part of the season with the striker only starting 12 Premier League games.
He has been linked with former club Everton and a move to China over the last few months but he was clear about where he would like to play next season, if given the option.
“Would I like to stay? I’ve been at this club 13 years. Of course."
Subsequently, he did admit to the frustration he has felt this season when left kicking his heels on the bench and perhaps hinted that if he wants regular football in the future, he may have to leave Old Trafford.
"This season I haven’t played as much as I would have liked to.
"I’ve tried to help the team on the pitch and off the pitch. I haven’t thrown my toys out of the pram but I’m a football player and I want to play football. The more I play, the better and the more I feel I can help the team.
“Of course you want to play. You want to play every game. Sometimes that’s football and I’ve hard to keep working and try to take my chance. That’s what I’ve done. When called upon I’ll try my best to help the team.”