Rooney, Klopp and Mourinho dominate Sunday World back page

Sunday World back page
Sunday World back page

Wayne Rooney's advisers have already been approached by Major League Soccer chiefs over the prospect of the Manchester United captain moving to America, reveals Ken Lawrence in an sensational Sunday World back page story.

Rooney had made it clear to his advisers that he has no intention of leaving United in the January transfer window, but a move away from Old Trafford next summer now seems inevitable.

The United skipper is set to start on the bench for Monday night's Premier League showdown with Liverpool at Anfield and he has also lost his place in the England team after being dropped by Gareth Southgate next week.

LA Galaxy has been mentioned as a possible destination for Rooney, with the Californian club yet to decide on the future of designated players Steven Gerrard and Robbie Keane, who will be out of contract in the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has leapt to the defence of United manager Jose Mourinho and insisted he has improved the team he inherited from Louis van Gaal despite plenty of criticism after an uncertain start to the season.

Liverpool great John Aldridge and former United heroes Paul McGrath and Kevin Moran offer their exclusive views on the game everyone is talking about in our sports pull-out, while we also had reporters at all the top Premier League games to offer our take on the day's events.

Kevin Palmer follows up his stunning exclusive with Harry Arter in last weekend's Sunday World with reflections on why the Bournemouth star has to play in Ireland's next qualifier in Austria next month, while Roy Curtis has a typically clinical view of Martin O'Neill's handling of Ireland's flair players.

Meanwhile, Dublin's Bernard Brogan breaks his silence after he was dropped for the All-Ireland replay against Mayo earlier this month in what is another bumper weekend of Sunday World sport.

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