Man United legend priced up to bow out in style against Southampton

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Wayne Rooney could well be the latest huge name in world football to join the Chinese Super League. Having been a 20/1 shot last week to sign for any CSL club before the February 28 transfer deadline, his odds were slashed to 5/1 over the weekend and have been cut to 3s this morning.

And we’re also offering odds of 12/1 for the Manchester United and England skipper to score against Southampton in the EFL Cup final and bow out in style.

There could well be some value in that bet, with 7/4 on offer for United’s all-time leading goalscorer to start what would be his third final in this competition.

He’s already netted three goals in his previous two EFL Cup triumphs, and 7/4 says he scores again on Sunday.

And so heavily linked is Rooney to China that our traders have already priced up a market for Next Permanent Man United Club Captain.

As things stand, vice-captain Paul Pogba is the 5/4 favourite to receive the armband, while signings Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Chris Smalling are 6/4 and 4/1 shots respectively.

And whether the Red Devils legend stays or leaves, he can expect to find himself immortalised at Old Trafford, with 2/5 now on offer for Wazza to have a statue built outside of the stadium to honour his services to the club.

A Ladbrokes News spokesperson said: “The odds suggest Wayne Rooney is heading ever closer to an Old Trafford exit and we’re bracing ourselves for an almighty bashing should Roo run riot at Wembley before heading off to the Far East.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Wayne Rooney Specials

To have a statue built outside of Old Trafford – 2/5

To start EFL Cup final – 7/4

To sign for any Chinese club before transfer window closes – 3/1

To score in EFL Cup final and sign for any Chinese club before window closes – 12/1

Next Permanent Man United Club Captain

Paul Pogba – 5/4

Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 6/4

Chris Smalling – 4/1

David De Gea – 6/1

Phil Jones – 8/1

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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Alex Apati

Having graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Creative Writing with English, Alex joined the News team following a three year stint working for Ladbrokes behind the counter. When he's not watching darts, he's throwing them. Failing that you'll find him YouTubeing Thierry Henry's greatest Arsenal goals.