Wayne Rooney hopes to receive support from new Manchester United manager David Moyes in an effort to rebuild his relationship with the Old Trafford faithful, the
Sir Alex Ferguson had revealed that Rooney asked to leave the club towards the end of the season, a claim disputed by the Rooney camp, but the player has still been criticised by United supporters and was booed during United’s Premier League title win celebrations. Rooney is said to fear he could be driven out of the club because of the belief he asked to leave.
Rooney and Moyes have not yet spoken about the player’s future as Rooney has been on international duty with England, including a trip to Brazil, and is now on holiday, as is the manager. It is not expected the pair will meet until the end of the month when both return to work.
Ferguson has remained at United as a director and his continued presence is said to be a factor in Rooney’s concern, as the word for the iconic boss carries much weight with the supporters, and Rooney has had to convince them of his loyalty once before after an October 2010 transfer request he later withdrew.
Rooney and Moyes have a storied past, with Moyes the Everton manager when Rooney broke into the Toffees first team in 2002. However their relationship soured, with Rooney moving to United in 2004 and Moyes later taking legal action against Rooney for comments made in his autobiography.
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