An England fan wearing a Wayne Rooney shirt before the team played Lithuania in Fifa World Cup qualifying at Wembley in 2017. Photo: Reuters An England fan wearing a Wayne Rooney shirt before the team played Lithuania in Fifa World Cup qualifying at Wembley in 2017. Photo: Reuters
An England fan wearing a Wayne Rooney shirt before the team played Lithuania in Fifa World Cup qualifying at Wembley in 2017. Photo: Reuters
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

The East Stand by Jonathan White

Wayne Rooney snubbed Chinese Super League cash but big money days are over

  • Manchester United and England record scorer was linked with big-spending Chinese Super League clubs from 2016
  • As Rooney retires to become Derby County manager, so comes the end of ‘irrational spending’ in China

An England fan wearing a Wayne Rooney shirt before the team played Lithuania in Fifa World Cup qualifying at Wembley in 2017. Photo: Reuters An England fan wearing a Wayne Rooney shirt before the team played Lithuania in Fifa World Cup qualifying at Wembley in 2017. Photo: Reuters
An England fan wearing a Wayne Rooney shirt before the team played Lithuania in Fifa World Cup qualifying at Wembley in 2017. Photo: Reuters
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Jonathan White

Jonathan White

Jonathan White joined the Post in 2017 after a decade reporting on sport from China. He originally moved to Beijing to coach football in 2007 and later spent two years in Shanghai.