Alex Ferguson pulled out of BBC documentary on Wayne Rooney

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Thousands of Manchester United fans watched the BBC's documentary on Wayne Rooney with unabated interest as they were granted access to their captain's private life and inner-most thoughts.

But while Rooney offered an insight into what it's like to be England's most talented footballer, there was a noticeable absentee amongst the many figureheads giving their time to contribute to the one-off television show: Sir Alex Ferguson.

The legendary Manchester United manager was inspirational behind bringing him to the club and helped the striker reach his potential to become England's greatest ever goal scorer. However, despite being asked to speak, presenter Gary Lineker claims Ferguson refused to appear.


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Even more interesting, Lineker, who was speaking through the medium of Twitter, seems to suggest that the Scotsman was due to give an interview, but later decided against it.

You can look at the line of tweets below.

Fractured relationship

Ferguson's relationship with Rooney seemed to have completely broken down by the time his final game in charge of the club came about. Following his final game at Old Trafford, a 2-1 win over Swansea City, Ferguson claimed Rooney had handed in a transfer request.

"I don't think Wayne was keen to play, simply because he's asked for a transfer," the Scot told Sky Sports.

Rooney has always denied he did such a thing but has since admitted that he was unhappy with being behind Robin van Persie in the pecking order and did suggest a parting of way.

He said: "I went in to see him and just said, 'If you are not going to play me then it might be better for me to move on.'

"Then, all of a sudden, it was all over the press that I had put a transfer request in, which I never did. I don't know what happened, why that came out that way."

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