No reason to leave United - Rooney

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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney insists there is "no reason" for him to want to move away from Old Trafford.

Financial figures released earlier this month revealed United would have made a loss in 2009 had it not been for the £80million sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid.

Rooney has reportedly attracted interest from both Madrid and Barcelona, but quoted in several Sunday newspapers, the 24-year-old said: "This is my club. I'm very happy here. My family live 30 minutes away. I'm perfectly happy and there is no reason to play my football anywhere else. Manchester United are the biggest club in the world."

Rooney has two a half years remaining on his Red Devils deal, with reports suggesting talks will get under way over a new four-year contract soon.

The England frontman has netted 21 goals in all competitions this season, but claims even he is sometimes happy to avoid boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

"There are days when I don't want to see the manager," he said. "He can be fierce at times. Even after we have won 2-0 or 3-0, and the lads are laughing and joking and thinking they've played well, he sometimes comes in and lets loose. I'm left thinking: 'What's wrong?'

"Our dressing room is not a nice place to be when we lose. He's a perfectionist."

Rooney admits he has not enjoyed the best relationship with Everton boss David Moyes since making the switch to United from his boyhood club in 2004.

"Things haven't been good between us," he said. "I've said a few bad things in the past about him but, when I look back, I see what he did for me. He helped make me the player I am."

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