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Sven-Goran Eriksson dismisses Rooney link

Sven-Goran Eriksson dismisses Rooney link

Rooney not on our radar - Eriksson

Sven-Goran Eriksson has insisted that there is absolutely no truth in his side's pursuit of Wayne Rooney. The 31-year-old has made a below-part start to his season at Manchester United.

Recent reports suggested the England international could pursue a career in the Far East with Shanghai SIPG prepared to offer him a bumper wage contract.

However, Erikkson, now in-charge of Shanghai, has iterated that there are no possibilities of a deal happening given the vast amount of striking options at the club.

Hulk joined the Chinese outfit on a record £45m sum over the summer, whilst the likes of Elkeson and Dario Conca are there to provide sufficient support.

Rooney has been a regular from the substitutes' bench in recent games with Jose Mourinho prepared to offer starts to Juan Mata and Ander Herrera in the number '10' role.