Manchester United have quickly denied that Wayne Rooney is for sale, after reports emerged that the striker had handed in a transfer request at Old Trafford.

Wednesday 8 May will go down as one of the historic dates in world football as it was the day when Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement from the game after enjoying a 27-year long stay at Old Trafford.

The official news broke just past 9am on Wednesday morning and they were then backed up by statements from Ferguson himself and also the club, with hundreds of players and pundits involved in the game releasing comments of their own.

The day ended with Everton's David Moyes the strong favourite to take over from Sir Alex, but now the rumours are circulating that Wayne Rooney will also not be at United come next season.

It was stated that the English striker had asked Ferguson for a transfer a couple of weeks ago after he made it clear he wants to start afresh somewhere away from Manchester, but no sooner were those reports released, they were dismissed by a source close to the club, who had this to say.

A spokesman for United would only say: "Wayne Rooney is not for sale."

Rooney has cut an unhappy figure at the club this season after his first-team position has come under a lot of pressure.

However the 27-year-old still have two years left on his current contract, so he could have to see out the remaining two years before he can move elsewhere.


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