Rooney rejects talk of Man Utd exit

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has taken to Twitter to dismiss rumours his time at Old Trafford is coming to an end. The Guardian has reported that speculation has grown after Rooney was dropped from the starting line-up to play Fulham, but the England striker has since moved to put the gossip to bed.

Rooney, who was introduced as a second-half substitute, only to be injured in an incident with Hugo Rodallega that left Rooney with a nasty cut on his leg and facing up to two months out, wrote on Twitter: “Read the nonsense in the papers and heard what people have to say.absolute rubbish,” and ended the tweet with the hashtag #heretostay.

Part of the reason rumour had grown around Rooney’s future was cryptic comments in the programme by the Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who wrote that if he felt the commitment to the club of any player had diminished, he would have no qualms in shipping them out and had done so in the past.

The Guardian adds that many observers felt Ferguson was talking about Rooney, considering he was left out of the XI and had previously issued a transfer request and been dropped from the team for disciplinary reasons last season.

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