Sir Alex Ferguson says that Wayne Rooney wants to leave Manchester United and has not respected the traditions of the club. In an extraordinary press conference at Old Trafford today the Scot said Rooney had been injured – despite the player’s denial – and that the striker told the club in August he no longer wanted to play for United.
The United manager said he was “bemused” by the players decision and that the club has done “nothing but help Rooney since his arrival”. Although a contract remains on the table, according to the United manager, Rooney says he will not sign it.
The question now for United fans is, given the players “disrespectful” attitude and awful performances, should he be given the chance to play for the club again before he is sold in January?