Wayne Rooney has been told he must leave Manchester United this summer by former Red Devils star Paul Parker.The United and England captain has struggled for game time under Jose Mourinho this season, making just 15 Premier League starts.He was left out of the starting line-up for Wednesday night’s Europa League final meeting with Ajax and came on for just in the final few minutes of the 2-0 win in Stockholm.United boss Mourinho insisted after the match that he would be ‘very happy’ if Rooney – the club’s all-time leading goalscorer – stayed on at the club next season.But, according to Parker, the 31-year-old has to quit Old Trafford.Speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the ex-England full-back said: “If he wants to play football regularly, then he has to leave.“It is not about what Manchester United want to do. The ball has to be in his court.“The way he is – he wants to play football – he has to move on. He can’t just sit around and watch.“It is a difficult place to be, Old Trafford, when you have been there and had the glory he has had. To sit on the sidelines and watch it go on around you, it might make him feel a little bit bitter if he puts himself in that position.”
Mumbai: On anticipated lines, the beleaguered Maharashtra Opposition Congress and Nationalist Congress Party lost four sitting legislators, one former Minister, a state-level woman leader and other activists as they crossed over to join the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Wednesday, party sources said. Seven-time Congress legislator Kalidas Kolambkar (Wadala in south Mumbai), NCP’s Sandeep Naik (Airoli), Vaibhav Pichad (Akole) and Shivendra Raje Bhosale (Satara) on Tuesday quit their parties and legislative seats. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Besides, state NCP’s women’s wing President Chitra Wagh also joined the BJP to a huge round of applause. All the newcomers were welcomed to the party fold by state BJP President Chandrakant Patil and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Mumbai BJP chief M.P. Lodha, cabinet ministers and senior party leaders at a function here on Wednesday morning. Patil assured that all the new entrants would be given suitable roles befitting their stature in the party as he hinted at more walkovers from the Opposition to the BJP before the Assembly elections to be held in October. The crossover of these opposition leaders took place a day before Fadnavis embarks on his state-wide ‘Mahajanadesh Yatra’ to kickstart the poll campaign.