Thierry Henry: Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney should stop listening to everybody and “be happy”

Thierry Henry: Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney should stop listening to everybody and “be happy”

Thierry Henry has offered some advice to Wayne Rooney following rumours that he was considering a move to China earlier this week.

The England and Manchester United captain came out and pledged his future to the club where he has won five Premier League titles in his 13 years at the club.

There has been a lot of talk about the chance of the forward continuing his tenure at Old Trafford, midway through a disappointing season that has seen him score just two goals in 17 games.

Arsenal icon Henry told Sky Sports: “I would advise him to do what he wants to do. Stop listening to everybody and be happy.

“You’ve been a great servant and if he wants to go to China, then go to China if that’s what is going to make you happy and your family happy.

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“You gave a lot to football, not only English football but football in general, so at the end of the day, think about it with your family, your coach and your team and do what you have to do.

“We all have an opinion of where he should go, but let him choose and let him be him. I think he deserves that.”

Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho leads his team out for the season’s first final at Wembley in the EFL Cup against Southampton on Sunday afternoon.

The Portuguese has already won the trophy three times during his two spells at Chelsea and will be keen to lift his first trophy as United boss after watching his team struggle in the title race.

They sit a dozen points behind leaders Chelsea in the league, leaving them in sixth and level on points with rivals Liverpool.

Wayne Rooney has five assists in 17 Premier League games.