Manchester United and Wayne Rooney have issued a combined statement denying the England striker is about to leave.

Stories have emerged claiming the 26-year-old's relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson is broken beyond repair. This has been denied by both parties.

"Manchester United and Wayne Rooney have been made aware of the theme of an article in (Saturday's) Independent newspaper," said the statement. "We have not seen the detail but 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."

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