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Rooney a Red Devil for life

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Manchester United’s main man Wayne Rooney has put a past of contract controversy behind him, declaring, “I’ll be here until I’m in my thirties, that’s for sure.”

The star striker stunned fans by revealing he wanted to leave United in October last year. Rooney said he didn’t feel that United could win any trophies with their current squad, and they were failing to attract overseas talent.

Sir Alex Ferguson told reporters at the time, "I had a meeting with him. He intimated to me in his own way that he wanted to leave.

"We are as bemused as anyone can be, we can't quite understand why he would want to leave."

But in a shock turn of events, just two days later Rooney signed a new contract with United. Both Ferguson and Rooney moved to show a united front, and rubbished any speculation of a feud between the Old Trafford legends.


 

Now, with the summer transfer period around the corner, rumours are being mentioned yet again of problems between manager and striker.

“My relationship with Sir Alex [Ferguson] has no problems whatsoever,” Rooney said today.

“I’m enjoying my football here and, if I was going to leave in the summer, I wouldn’t have signed a new contract when I did.”

Meanwhile, Rooney is keeping his sights set on one game at a time in the run to the end of the season, with talk of a possible treble and a repeat of 1999’s glory far from his mind.

“We have to just take each game as it comes. We can’t look at that," he said.

“If you talk about that then it just puts pressure on ourselves, so we need to just concentrate on each game and see what happens.

"We didn’t win the league last year or the Champions League or the FA Cup, so we need to prove to ourselves that we are capable of doing it.”

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