Fergie says Rooney not leaving United

LONDON – Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that Wayne Rooney will be at Manchester United next season.
Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid are reportedly interest in Wayne Rooney. Net photo.
Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid are reportedly interest in Wayne Rooney. Net photo.

LONDON – Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that Wayne Rooney will be at Manchester United next season.

The England international’s future was thrown into doubt after Ferguson sensationally axed him for the visit of Real Madrid earlier this week.

‘He’ll be here next year,’ Ferguson said. ‘You can have my word on that.’  ‘The issue you’re all going on about in the papers is absolute rubbish.

‘There is absolutely no issue between Wayne Rooney and I. To suggest we don’t talk to each other on the training ground is absolute nonsense.

‘He understood the reasons for not playing him and that was completely tactical. And I think I was right. We don’t always get it right but I think we did get it right.

‘Danny Welbeck is the best player we have in terms of operating in a double role. We had to choke Xabi Alonso’s ability to control the game, which Danny did, and that took away Alonso’s control of the game and his ability to go further forward and be an attacking player.

‘We don’t always get it right but we definitely did on Tuesday. ‘I left out Shinji Kagawa after he scored a hat-trick. I thought I would get more stick for that.’

Ferguson is still bitter about the circumstances of Tuesday’s defeat, in particular the dismissal of Nani, on which the entire contest turned.

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