The new manager of Manchester United, David Moyes, has given hints that Wayne Rooney will stay with the Red Devils in the next season.
There have been a lot of talks since the last couple of months that Rooney wants to leave Manchester United and he has even made a transfer request to the management. However, the English striker has always denied those reports.
Also, it is believed that the relationship between Rooney and Sir Alex Ferguson was getting worse and worse and that was the reason why Rooney wanted a transfer. But, now with Ferguson stepping down as United manager, Rooney might change his mind.
Currently, there are not too many top clubs which are interested in Rooney. The only club which he is said to be linked with is Paris Saint-Germain.
David Moyes is supposed to have a meeting with Rooney in a few days. In that meeting, Rooney’s future at United will be discussed.
However, the words that Moyes used for Rooney while talking to the reporters about him suggest that he doesn’t want the English forward to be put on sale.
When asked about Rooney, Moyes said, “There are not too many forwards in the world who are better than Rooney. He is superb, a real team man.”
“He is a street smart player. When I had seen him for the first time at Everton, I was stunned by his exceptional talent. Some of the things that he used to do in the training sessions were just unbelievable.”
Rooney had begun his career at Everton. He had played for the Toffees for a couple of years before being sold to Manchester United by David Moyes in 2004.
Rooney has so far featured for the Red Devils in 278 matches and has scored 141 goals.
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Sir Alex Ferguson has said that Wayne Rooney is not likely to feature for the Red Devils in the upcoming Premier League match against the Queens Park Rangers which is going to be played at Loftus Road Stadium tomorrow.
Rooney didn’t play for United in their last match against Reading because of a sinus problem. According to Ferguson, Rooney is still struggling a bit with that problem and he is likely to miss the match against QPR.
Ferguson was talking to the reporters yesterday. When he was asked about the fitness of Rooney, he said, “Wayne is still not fully well. He is taking medicines. He attended the training session yesterday, but, he didn’t do much. He will probably begin full training today, but, I don’t think he is going to get fit for the match against QPR.”
Ferguson also said that he is trying to convince Nani to stay at United till the completion of his contract. There have been a few reports that Nani wants to leave United at the end of this season because of the lack of starting opportunities.
When asked about Nani, Ferguson said, “We want Nani to continue playing for us until his contract gets finished. But, the fact is that he wants regular starting opportunities. It’s up to him to cement his place in the starting line up. If he continues playing as well as he played against Reading the other day, he will definitely be able to cement his place in the starting line up.”
“I have talked to him about this a few times. I am trying to convince him to stay. But, it’s him who has to take the final decision.”
Nani had signed for Manchester United in 2007. He has featured for United in 133 matches so far and has scored 26 goals.
The Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has admitted that there are three fixtures that he looks forward to most when the Premier league fixture list is announced at the start of the season. He has said that he always looks forward to the matches against Liverpool, Everton, and Manchester city. The England striker has endured a lot of success in these fixtures over the last few seasons, but his desire to beat the rivals has never diminished. The striker was once again at his best in recent Manchester derby by scoring two goals and helping the club to a 3-2 victory over their arch rivals.
However, he has since missed the last three days of training and also a book signing session due to a virus problem. Rooney has been criticised this season for not matching the goal tally of the new striker Robin van Persie, who has already scored 15 goals in all competitions this season. However, he raised his bar once again in the match against Manchester city by scoring the first two goals. Even though United lost the advantage in the second half to Manchester city, they were able to get all three points courtesy of the late winner from Robin van Persie.
United lost in the first match of the season against Rooney’s former club Everton. “When the fixtures come out, I look for three games – City, Liverpool and Everton. This time I checked the Sunderland game. If there is one team that I want to beat this season, it will be Sunderland. When the final whistle went, we didn’t really know what the score at City was. This time I checked the Sunderland game. If there is one team that I want to beat this season, it will be Sunderland,” said Rooney ahead of the match with Sunderland.