"I think that is a bit premature," said Charlton when told of the alleged interest from Bayern. "I don't know everything that happens at Manchester United, but I know a little.
"Wayne Rooney maybe has had an injury and has not performed as well as he might have done, but that doesn't mean to say that you get rid of him.
"You have to abide by that and I believe it, 100%. He is a great player - why should we get rid of a great player?"