Former Chelsea manager Avram Grant believes Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will be at Old Trafford beyond this season. The England international has been linked with a move away from the club, with Chelsea and Arsenal being the long list of clubs interested in his services.
United have now appointed David Moyes as the successor for their legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who will step down from his post after the end of the season. The appointment of the Scot has now linked Rooney with a move away from Old Trafford.
Grant claims United's incoming manager needs to keep Rooney at the club. However, the former Chelsea boss feels the addition of the striker to the Blues' squad could strengthen their attacking lineup.
"I think we will see a lot of rumours in the next few weeks, as we see every season, but in my opinion he will not leave Manchester United. I think he will stay at Man United, though - every manager knows that he is a player that can win games. Wayne Rooney is a great player. If he comes to Chelsea he would a huge addition," talkSPORT quoted Grant as saying.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has been strongly linked with a return to Stamford Bridge in the summer. Grant believes the Portuguese boss can inherit a better squad than his first term with the west London club, should he decide to join the Premier League club in the summer.
"Jose Mourinho is a great manager. At Chelsea there are a lot of quality players, more so than my time and when Jose was there first time around. It's a different team, but with very good players, and I know they will buy more players. He's a great manager and they are a top quality team, so it's a good combination," Grant added.
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard echoed Grant's comments as the Blues star admitted that he wants Mourinho take in charge of the role at Stamford Bridge, next season.
"It would be a great thing for the club. He's a fantastic manager. He's certainly one of the greatest, if not the greatest manager in world football. We'd be happy to have him at Chelsea. I would love to be here if Jose Mourinho comes back," Lampard said.