David Moyes has warned Wayne Rooney that he has 12 months to save his Manchester United career after informing the striker that no player is bigger than the club.
There has been plenty of speculation over the future of the 27 year old after Sir Alex Ferguson claimed that the striker had handed in a transfer request towards the end of last season.
Rooney has remained tight lipped over his future; while Moyes has made it clear he wants to keep the England international at the club.
However, the former Everton boss has revealed that he may well assess Rooney's future at the end of next season.
"It's going to be a time to see how I work with Wayne," said Moyes, as quoted in the Guardian. "Maybe in a year's time we might have to look at something else.
"The first year, I have to get a chance to see the players and how best to use them. I've got to ensure it's not just him and we don't concentrate on him. Manchester United isn't about Wayne; Manchester United is about the team, the club."
Rooney has been linked with several clubs in recent weeks and his future was further brought into question when he was forced to return home from United's tour of Thailand after picking up a hamstring injury.
His fitness has sometimes been an issue and missing out on the chance to impress Moyes will be a major blow for the striker. Having been forced to play second fiddle to Robin van Persie for much of last season he would have been hoping to prove his worth during pre-season.
It is believed that Rooney was considering his future because of falling behind Van Persie in the pecking order and it seems he may well be second choice once again next season after the comments from Moyes.
"Wayne can play up on his own, he can play dropped in. Overall my thought on Wayne is, if for any reason we had an injury to Robin van Persie, we'll need him," added Moyes.
"I want to be able to play the two of them, I want to use Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernández as well. I want to give myself as many options as possible."
Rooney started just 22 Premier League games last season, his worst return since joining Manchester United, and was left on the bench for the crunch second leg tie against Real Madrid in the knockout stages of the Champions League, as Ferguson preferred to put his trust in Welbeck.