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Rooney to seek assurances over his Man Utd future

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Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney is to seek assurances over his future from Old Trafford chief, as he weighs up another lucrative offer from a mega-rich Chinese club.

Ken Lawrence breaks the story on Rooney's eagerness to secure his position, with uncertainty surrounding United as they head towards a summer that may well see Jose Mourinho replace Louis van Gaal as the club's manager.

While Mourinho is a firm admirer of Rooney and tried to sign him during his first stint as Chelsea manager, the veteran forward is no longer the force he once was and he wants to feel secure in his position at United.

Rooney is not pushing to leave United and has made no hint to club officials that he wants to take up a eye-watering cash offer to move to China, but his future is as unclear ahead of a summer of probable change at Old Trafford.

The Republic of Ireland's countdown to Euro 2016 shares the back page honours with the Rooney story, while our packed sports pull-out is full of exclusives.

John Aldridge, Kevin Moran and Paul McGrath give us their views in exclusive columns, while Kevin Palmer has an exclusive interview with Liverpool greats Michael Owen and Steve McManaman.

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