Wayne Rooney fears a supporter backlash if he performs a U-turn and stays with Manchester United. Rooney had a transfer request turned down a fortnight ago and is set for crunch talks with new manager David Moyes this week.

The Daily Star says Rooney is now concerned about the reaction of United's fans after seemingly trying for a second time to quit the club.

On the previous occasion he stayed - with a new, bumper £250,000-a-week contract.

A number of clubs are now eyeing Rooney's situation - at home and abroad. Arsenal have joined Chelsea in considering a move for Roo.

And two French clubs are also weighing up a move - PSG and another mega-rich outfit in Russian-owned Monaco.