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Sir Alex Ferguson discards Wayne Rooney rumours

1.75K   //    08 Mar 2013, 16:43 IST
Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has dismissed the rumours related to Wayne Rooney‘s departure from the club. Rooney didn’t make it to the starting XI in the crucial Champions League match against Real Madrid and Sir Alex has confirmed that he will start against Chelsea on Sunday in the FA cup quarterfinals.

“The Wayne Rooney issue first?” he asked at the start of his press conference. “Or do you want to talk sense?

“The issue you’re all going on about in the papers is absolute rubbish. I’ve banned two papers from the press conference and they won’t get back in here until they apologise. There is absolutely no issue between Wayne Rooney and I. To suggest we don’t talk to each other on the training ground is absolute nonsense.

“He understood the reasons for not playing him (against Real Madrid) and that was completely tactical (decision). And I think I was right. We don’t always get it right but I think we did get it right. Danny Welbeck is the best player we have in terms of operating in a double role. We had to choke Xabi Alonso’s ability to control the game, which Danny did, and that took away Alonso’s control of the game and his ability to go further forward and be an attacking player. We don’t always get it right but we definitely did on Tuesday.”

“Wayne will be here next year,” he promised. “You have my word on that. I have no issues at all with the player and he’ll be involved on Sunday (against Chelsea).”

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