The Manchester United captain says that the club really needs to play in Europe’s biggest club competition in order to attract quality players
The England international has observed his team struggle to attract top talents in the transfer window these past few weeks and admits that only playing Champions League football will help the team achieve its transfer market milestones.
Ahead of the second leg of the Champions League playoff game against Club Burgge which they lead 3-1 at the moment, Rooney says that the club must qualify for the group stages if it aspires to buy marquee players.
“United are a massive club, but it depends on the player,” he is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.
“When I joined, I said I wanted to join a club playing Champions League football.
“Obviously United still have a big pull in terms of the best players, but they will want to play Champions League football so it is important we qualify.”