In a press conference today Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Wayne Rooney wants to leave Manchester United Football Club.
Emphasising his ‘disappointment’ in Rooney, Fergie was calm and collected throughout his address to the media stating he ‘Doesn’t know what he’d want to leave a club that’s so successful, with such a great stadium and history.’.
Ferguson explained the contract negotiations collapsed due to Rooney’s insistence that he wants to take his football elsewhere, as Manchester United were prepared to offer him a ‘great deal, financially’, with David Gill having revealed to the manager that Rooney’s agents were adamant that ‘Rooney wants to leave and doesn’t want to sign a contract.’
Fergie also took some time to put to rest the conspiracy theories surrounding Rooney’s injury confirming the striker was injured against Rangers. Rooney and Sir Alex then agreed he was being left out against Sunderland, so he would be fit for England’s Euro 2012 Qualifier against Montenegro.
Fergie emphasised his disappointment that Roo said he was not injured whilst away with the national team, as scans suggested there were ‘minor issues’ with the strikers ankle, which is the reason he won’t face Rangers tomorrow.
Sir Alex hasn’t frozen out the 24 year old though, saying “keeping the door open for Wayne as he is such a good player” and he “has done nothing but help Wayne since being at United”
And in return, the veteran Scot has asked for Rooney to “Behave in a professional way, until all is sorted out”.
Where do you think the England Striker will be playing after Manchester United? Rumour has it that only Manchester City and Real Madrid can afford to by the frontman – which would certainly be bad news for Nike should Rooney choose to take his football boots abroad.