ROONEY DENIES TRANSFER REQUEST
The forward is adamant he never asked to leave
Manchester United in 2013 - contrary to claims
made by the club's former manager Sir Alex
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has
denied submitting a transfer request in 2013 in
a new documentary celebrating his
achievements for England.
The 29-year-old, who recently became his
country's all-time leading goalscorer, endured a
turbulent relationship with former United
manager Sir Alex Ferguson, and asked to leave
the club in 2010 only to sign a new contract.
The pair clashed again three years later during
the manager's final season in charge at Old
Trafford as Rooney found himself in and out of
Following his final home match in charge of the
club, Ferguson claimed the forward had once
again demanded to leave, but the former
Everton man has now given his side of events.
"I went in to see him (Ferguson) and just said â€˜if
you are not going to play me then it might be
better for me to move onâ€™,â€ he states in the BBC
documentary to mark him becoming England's
all-time top goalscorer.
"Then, all of a sudden, it was all over the press
that I had put a transfer request in which I never
did. I donâ€™t know what happened, why that came
out that way.â€
Despite the differences between the two men,
Rooney still holds Ferguson in high regard and
says he was the sole reason behind his
decision to move to United back in 2004.
"He was the reason why I wanted to join Man
United, to work with him,â€ he continued.
"In my eyes he's the best manager of all-time.
For him to be interested in me and wanting me
to play under him, there was nowhere else I
was going to go.â€
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