United the place to be to win things, according to Wilkins

Ray Wilkins believes that Wayne Rooney would have a better chance of winning trophies if he stays with Manchester United, the Telegraph understands.

On Monday it was confirmed that United had turned down a second bid for the Blues for the England international, who according to former manager Sir Alex Ferguson had expressed a desire to leave the club.

The 27 year old was also said to be put out by comments made by Ferguson’s replacement David Moyes that suggested he was merely an understudy to Dutch international Robin Van Persie.

Wilkins, who has played for both clubs, said “It shouldn’t end this way, it’s getting horrible, once you leave Manchester United there’s only one way you’re going.

“Man United are in the top three biggest clubs on the planet, therefore they will always buy and buy and buy because they always want to be successful.

“If you want to win things then there’s no better club to be at than Manchester United.

 Meanwhile, Barcelona have made an official bid of £35m for David Luiz, according to the Mail Online.

The 26 year old has been linked with a move to the Spanish giants all summer, and now their interest has been backed by a hefty offer.

The Brazil international, is set to miss the club’s friendly against Real Madrid with an suspected hamstring injury.

He has only played thirty minutes in pre-season, having missed the first leg of the clubs world tour due to his participation in his country’s victorious Confederations Cup campaign back in June.