Rooney met with mixed reception on Man Utd title parade

Wayne Rooney was greeted with a smattering of boos on the Manchester United parade to celebrate winning the Premier League title after it was confirmed by Sir Alex Ferguson that Rooney had asked to leave the club, according to the Daily Mirror.

Ferguson rejected Rooney’s transfer request when it was issued three weeks ago but has since announced his retirement, with Rooney’s former Everton manager David Moyes taking over after the end of the season. Rooney and Moyes have had a chequered past, including legal action taken by the Scot over comments made by Rooney in his autobiography.

Rooney is said by the newspaper to have sat at the front of the open-top bus, away from Ferguson, and did not speak with the club’s in-house television channel, MUTV about his future. But Rooney did praise Ferguson in his interview and thanked the supporters for lining the streets of Manchester to see the Premier League title parade.

A host of clubs have been linked with making moves for Rooney, including newly-crowned champions of France Paris Saint-Germain, following Rooney’s second transfer request in two-and-a-half years.

The Mirror claims Rooney was jeered as he boarded the bus at the start of the parade, while anti-Rooney signs were brandished by some United supporters.

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