Manchester United have denied newspaper reports that Wayne Rooney is to be sold in the January transfer window. I wrote earlier about the story by Matt Lawton is Saturday’s Independent in which he claimed that Rooney’s relationship with boss Sir Alex Ferguson has broken down and that Fergie would consider selling him during the January transfer window.
United and Rooney have acted very quickly to dispel the story, issuing a joint statement saying:
“Any suggestion that Manchester United and Wayne Rooney are to part company is complete nonsense.”
The statement continued:
“We can assure all United fans that the manager and the club are committed to Wayne Rooney and Wayne is committed to the manager and the club.We can assure all United fans that the manager and the club are committed to Wayne Rooney and Wayne is committed to the manager and the club. The player and the manager have always had and retain utmost respect for each other and look forward to working together in the coming seasons.”
Rooney even went as far as to go onto Twitter saying:
“The Independent are talking absolute rubbish, my future is with Manchester United and the club and I am totally committed, the manager and I have no issues and anyone who says different doesn’t know what they are talking about.”
What do you think of the Independent story?