OFFICIAL Statement From Man Utd & Wayne Rooney Denying Transfer Rumours

By on January 6, 2012

Wayne Rooney

Manchester Utd and Wayne Rooney have released a joint statement denying reports the striker is set to leave Old Trafford.

The Independent published a story claiming United had agreed to sell Rooney this month, with Real Madrid believed to be leading the race sign him.

This lead to widespread rumours on radio talk shows and social media channels that Rooney was set to leave Old Trafford. However, the club have acted swiftly to deny the rumours releasing a joint statement with Rooney insisting they are both committed to one-another.

Here is the official statement released on Manutd.com:

“Issued by Manchester United, Paul Stretford of Triple S Sports and Entertainment Group and Ian Monk Associates

Manchester United and Wayne Rooney have been made aware of the theme of an article in tomorrow’s Independent newspaper.

We have not seen the detail but can assure all United fans that the Manager and the Club are committed to Wayne Rooney and Wayne is committed to the Manager and the Club.

The player and the Manager have always had and retain, the utmost respect for each other and look forward to working together in the coming seasons.

Any suggestion that Manchester United and Wayne Rooney are to part company is complete nonsense.”

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