Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has admitted that he is surprised by the lack of updates surrounding Wayne Rooney’s future.
The 31-year-old has been the subject of transfer gossip due to his lack of game time under manager Jose Mourinho last season.
The forward started just 15 Premier League games and made 38 appearances in all competitions in total.
In that time, the England captain netted eight times and produced as many assists, but it has been widely suggested that his 13-year United career could be coming to an end.
Rooney recently claimed that he was mulling over offers, but it remains unclear what United’s position is on the matter.
As it stands, the forward has one year remaining on his contract, and the uncertainty has unsettled Neville, particularly as the team will begin pre-season training on July 8.
The former United skipper has claimed that he expected the Red Devils to have released a statement by now.
Neville told ITV:
“I thought there would have been a statement around Wayne Rooney’s future already. I thought it would have been organised pretty quickly at the end of the season to stop this void, this speculation.
“I would imagine it is going to happen quickly. They are going to have to announce it in terms of whether they are going to keep him next season or whether he is going to move somewhere else.
“Sometimes these moves, if he is going to move, take time, and sometimes the player himself would need to reflect upon the fact that it is a big decision to leave such a huge club and whether he wants to do that. Like I said, I am surprised it hasn’t been dealt with already.”