MANCHESTER UNITED are ready to pay off Wayne Rooney this summer — and allow him to join another English club on a free transfer.

Rooney’s contract runs to summer 2019 but United will let him walk away.

They are even prepared to compensate Rooney for the remaining time on his £250,000-a-week deal to get him out of the door.

The striker, 31, would then become a free agent and United will not insist on any clauses restricting him from joining a Premier League rival.