Harry Redknapp reckons Wayne Rooney could find new lease of life at Arsenal or Chelsea

Player has been dropped from the Man United starting team of late

Wayne Rooney, Manchester United

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney. Picture by: Richard Sellers / EMPICS Sport

Harry Redknapp has tipped Wayne Rooney to be a useful signing for Arsenal or Chelsea.

The Manchester United captain has been dropped from the starting team after poor form of late.

With his long-term future at Old Trafford not fully clear if things continue as they are, ex-Tottenham and West Ham manager Redknapp believes a "change of scenery" could do him good.

But he does not think the England record goalscorer is ready for a full-time role in midfield.

"He's suffered with his form and I hope he revives himself at Old Trafford but if not a change of scenery could do him good," he wrote in his Evening Standard column.

"He would be a great signing for a couple of seasons and could have a major impact on a Premier League club. He could tip the balance for a top-four team if United were to let him go. I’d take Wayne at Arsenal or Chelsea and he has to play as a No.9 or 10 — midfield isn't for him yet."