Rooney, 31, announced on Thursday that he will remain at outdated Trafford for the remainder of the season after turning down profitable bargains from chinese language super League golf equipment.
Jose Mourinho won’t let his coronary heart rule his head because the Manchester United supervisor ponders handing Wayne Rooney a begin in the League Cup remaining towards Southampton on Sunday.
Rooney, 31, announced on Thursday that he’ll stay at previous Trafford for the remainder of the season after turning down profitable bargains from chinese language tremendous League clubs.
In response, Mourinho verified Rooney can be concerned at Wembley for what may show to be his final look on the famous stadium for United.
Rooney has handiest started three video games since earlier than Christmas, all of them in the FA or League Cup, and performed simply 45 minutes in February, as a result of injury.
Mourinho has no longer ruled out naming his club captain in his starting line-up even supposing he’ll not let sentiment cloud his determination.
"handiest one of the best 11 gamers," mentioned Mourinho of his selection philosophy. "We win all together.
"it doesn’t matter should you play or didn’t play, should you play so much or don’t play much. i go for the best conceivable staff.
"i have to make a decision. you already know that we in most cases play two completely different techniques. occasionally we play with two midfield gamers and a ‘number 10’ if you wish to name it that.
"he’s an option for me. A ultimate is a different healthy and he is an possibility for me."
The absence of in-type Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who picked up an harm in the midweek Europa League victory at Saint Etienne, has more advantageous Rooney’s probabilities of including to the League Cups he won with United in 2006 and 2010.
Mourinho, in the meantime, can sign up for legendary managers Alex Ferguson and Brian Clough in winning the League Cup for a report fourth time if he’s a success in opposition to Southampton.
And even though the Portuguese admits he has not discovered many gamers in his profession who share his fanatical will to win, various United’s stars are beginning to impress him in that space.
"There are some. now not all of them," said Mourinho. "I’ve found folks in my profession that, despite tremendous proficient gamers, (usually are not) naturally born winners or people able to combat each day to win, and win and maintain profitable.
"The Zanettis, Lampards -– these guys you don’t find daily. however we have people who find themselves showing to me that they wish to win this suit, and this in shape is what issues now.
"i feel when you’ve got a taste of excellent issues, you want to repeat. when you find yourself used to profitable and you do not win, you miss it and you don’t accept it.
"everyone knows soccer is altering. everyone knows that it is far more difficult than it was once ahead of.
"but closing season, a very troublesome season for the membership and for the players, along with the supervisor, they managed to win a trophy. It was once a just right taste for them. So we now have to try."