Wayne Rooney has announced he is staying at Manchester United.

Momentum has been building over the 31-year-old's Old Trafford future, with the riches on offer in the Chinese Super League a tantalising prospect.

It is understood Rooney's agent Paul Stretford has been in China speaking to interested clubs - but the United and England captain has confirmed he is staying put.

"Despite the interest which has been shown from other clubs, for which I'm grateful, I want to end recent speculation and say that I am staying at Manchester United," Rooney said in a statement to Press Association Sport.

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"I hope I will play a full part in helping the team in its fight for success on four fronts.

"It's an exciting time at the club and I want to remain a part of it."