Rooney rejected summer move to Chinese Super League

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Beijing Guoan honorary chairman Luo Ning has revealed an approach, and talks with the Manchester United captain's agent, was made during the summer, only to be dismissed.

The Manchester United captain lost his starting berth in Jose Mourinho's first team this season following a string of below-par performances but returned for the 3-1 win over Swansea City on Sunday in which he notched two assists.

The 31-year-old aims to continue playing in England's top flight for the foreseeable future, with Mourinho recently ruling out an Old Trafford exit for his skipper, and now Luo Ning of Beijing Guoan has confirmed a summer move was dismissed.

"We indeed made an approach for Rooney at the beginning of the season but he's informed us that he wants to stay in Manchester United," Luo Ning told a Beijing sports radio show.

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