Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Ferguson: Rooney Future 'Not My Decision Now'
BBC Sport, May 13th, 2013 1:22PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england, manchester united

MOST COMMENTED

Sir Alex Ferguson left Wayne Rooney out of the squad for his last home game as Manchester United manager because he “was not keen to play,” the Scot said after a 2-1 win at home to Swansea City on Sunday.  “I don't think Wayne was keen to play, simply because he has asked for a transfer," Ferguson said, adding that the club had already denied the request. He later noted that the England international's future is "not my decision now."

"He wasn't happy about being taken off a few times this season but a Wayne Rooney in top form wouldn't be taken off,” Ferguson said. "He wants to think it through, which is a good idea." It’s understood that securing Rooney’s future will be one of the top agenda items for incoming coach David Moyes

Gary Neville, who spent 19 seasons at United, has urged his former teammate to stay at the club. "I have seen players join Real Madrid and other great clubs in Europe," Neville told Sky Sports. "But they always want to come back. Wayne needs to surround himself with his family and his players. The ones who have been here for a long time will bring him around. If you play for this club for 20 years, it is not a bed of roses. You struggle mentally at times. He will be going through a difficult moment.” 

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Report: Clasico to Break Records     
AS reports that Saturday's Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Bernabeu in Madrid will ...
Dunga Names Neymar Brazil Captain    
Brazilian national team coach Dunga on Friday revealed that Neymar will retain the captain's armband when ...
Reports: Lampard Could Extend City Stay     
According to reports in England, Frank Lampard could be able to stay on loan at Manchester ...
Pogba Signs Three-Year Extension with Juve    
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba on Friday signed a new deal that will keep him at the ...
Rio Ferdinand to Retire This Season    
Former England captain and Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand has said he plans to retire ...
Garcia: Roma Must Respond Following Bayern "Accident"     
AS Roma coach Rudi Garcia on Friday admitted that his team has a long way to ...
Mourinho: Costa Could Play Against Man United    
Jose Mourinho on Friday revealed that Chelsea striker Diego Costa could play at Manchester United on ...
Enrique: Suarez to Make Barca Clasico Debut     
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique on Friday confirmed that Luis Suarez will play in Saturday's Clasico vs. ...
Sporting Demands UCL Replay     
Sporting Lisbon has lodged a formal complaint with UEFA demanding a replay of its UEFA Champions ...
FIFA Rankings: USA Falls to 23rd    
Jurgen Klinsmann's USA fell six places to 23rd in FIFA's international rankings following a pair of ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives