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Arsenal legend Wright: Selling Rooney would be football suicide at Man Utd

Arsenal legend Ian Wright says Manchester United would go into meltdown if they ever sold Wayne Rooney.

In his column for The Sun, Wright wrote: "His red-hot form for Manchester United has fuelled more talk he could soon be set for a multi-million pound reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid.

"With all the financial goings-on at Old Trafford, I could see Rooney running out at the Bernabeu in a white shirt next season - especially if he has a good World Cup.

"Indeed, I would be very surprised if former Red Devils idol Ronaldo, who left United for Madrid for a world-record £80million last summer, is NOT badgering his new club's head coach Manuel Pellegrini and president Florentino Perez on a daily basis, telling them to splash the cash to nab his old pal.

"But despite their confusing cash situation, from a football point of view United cannot afford to sell Rooney. Losing one superstar in a year is a big problem, but losing two would be catastrophic.

"Ronaldo's departure, albeit inevitable because of his boyhood ambitions, was devastating enough.

"Selling Rooney, though, would be football suicide."

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