No great surprise this – given that there are very few clubs who could afford him – but Sir Alex Ferguson has reiterated that Wayne Rooney will be an Man United player next season.
Fergie told the BBC
“He’ll be here next year.You can have my word on that.”
The Man United manager added
“There is no issue between myself and Wayne Rooney. To suggest we don’t talk is nonsense.”
Ferguson then explained that Rooney understood why he was left out of the side’s recent game with Real Madrid.
“He understood the reasons completely. Tactically we got it right. We don’t always but we did then. I left out Shinji Kagawa after he scored a hat-trick. I thought I would get more stick for that.”
This always seemed the most likely outcome after several days of wild press speculation. The sad truth for Rooney is that, unlike in 2010, there was no suitable move on the cards. City don’t want him and none of the other north west clubs could accommodate him.
Realistically only Chelsea and possibly PSG would be in the market for him.
Besides United need Rooney given RVP’s current goal drought.