Wayne Rooney to join Gary Neville at Valencia? - A bold move and a bold prediction

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Could the Manchester United captain find himself in Spanish football?

It would not be wrong to say that Wayne Rooney's form has deserted him for much of this season.

The England and Manchester United captain has scored just eight goals in 24 appearances for the club this season.

Perhaps the time has now come for Manchester United to move on from the 30-year-old star.

In the Sir Alex Ferguson days he would have likely been moved on already - Fergie was never shy of pushing out players who had outstayed their welcome.

But if United did sell him, where would he go?

There was a time when most of Europe's big spenders would have been making a move for the star. Nowadays the likes of Barcelona, Chelsea and Real Madrid are not likely to be keen.

So could his next destination be Valencia?

The Spanish side are managed by his former team-mate and his England assistant coach Gary Neville - which gives them an in.

Valencia owner Peter Lim has good connections with United and bringing in Rooney would be a massive coup for the La Liga side.

Rooney would likely be interested in experiencing a foreign football league before his career comes to an end and Valencia, with Gary and Phil Neville in charge, would be a comfortable setting for him to try his hand at Spanish football.

Certainly if this does prove to be Rooney's last season at United do not discount Valencia being the lead contenders.

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