'Ed Woodward has my list' - Mou wants Rooney stay and new signings for next season

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The Manchester United boss wants the forward to stick around and for the club to bring in more new blood ahead of next season

Jose Mourinho remains hopeful Wayne Rooney will stay at Manchester United and is adamant the experienced attacker remains a key figure.

Rooney has lost his starting berth under Mourinho to heighten speculation over a move away from Old Trafford.

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The 31-year-old had to settle for a stoppage-time cameo in Wednesday's Europa League final win over Ajax but Mourinho has stressed a transfer is by no means a guarantee.

"Wayne was ready to play, he was a big option. But I did not need to attack at 2-0," Mourinho told reporters.

"I told him Tuesday that he could be the key man but he can perfectly be here next season.

"He is a very important player for us. If he stays next season I would be very happy."

Mourinho brought in his Stockholm goalscorers Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, along with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Eric Bailly ahead of the 2016-17 campaign and the United boss is keen to add to his ranks once more.

"Ed Woodward has my list, what I want, what I would like for more than two months," Mourinho added.

"So now it is up to him and the owners."

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