Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho believes Wayne Rooney will stay at Manchester United.
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed on Tuesday that the former Everton star did not want to sign a new Old Trafford contract and was keen to leave the club.
Real and Manchester City are two of the few clubs that could afford to buy Rooney but, when asked about the England international, Mourinho would only say:"He will stay.
"He probably wants to leave for some reason but I believe he belongs to Man United, he belongs to Man United fans, he belongs to Old Trafford. I believe he is going to stay.
"But if at the end of the day Man United decide that he is to leave, then give me a call.
"Everybody will be interested (in Rooney).
"But I like him, I like Sir Alex, I like Man United and I believe the best thing for him is to stay there for life.
"He will stay at Old Trafford for sure."