Sir Alex Ferguson admits Wayne Rooney desires to move out of Man Utd
It appears as if Ferguson’s retirement has caused Rooney to fear silverware-less future at Manchester United. The Old Trafford boss has confirmed Rooney’s interest in moving away from the club.
The legendary gaffer told Sky Sports 1 that Rooney had handed in his transfer request, but Manchester United have no intentions of selling the striker. This is not the first time Rooney has demanded an away move.
The England international handed in his transfer request at the beginning of last season along with demands of a huge increment in his salary if he were to remain at Manchester United.
The 27-year-old was benched in the 2-1 victory over Swansea City, which was also Sir Alex Ferguson’s last home game. Ferguson later revealed that Rooney didn’t feel like participating in the game because he had handed in his transfer request.
“I don't think Wayne was keen to play, simply because he has asked for a transfer,” Ferguson said. “I think he wants to think it through in his mind - I think that's a good idea. We're not going to let him go.
“I think maybe he is a bit frustrated. He has been taken off once or twice in the past couple of weeks.”
Rooney has been linked to top notch English and European clubs such as Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain. Rooney signed in a five-year contract with Manchester United in 2010, which means the striker still has two years left before becoming a free agent.
Rooney claims he is happy at Manchester United, but he actually has experienced an exasperating season. The former Everton forward has been played second fiddle to Robin van Persie, who joined Manchester United this summer.
Moreover, the incumbent manager of Manchester United David Moyes and Rooney haven’t been on the best of terms since the England star’s time at Everton.