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The forward is adamant he never asked to leave

Manchester United in 2013 - contrary to claims

made by the club's former manager Sir Alex


Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has

denied submitting a transfer request in 2013 in

a new documentary celebrating his

achievements for England.

The 29-year-old, who recently became his

country's all-time leading goalscorer, endured a

turbulent relationship with former United

manager Sir Alex Ferguson, and asked to leave

the club in 2010 only to sign a new contract.

The pair clashed again three years later during

the manager's final season in charge at Old

Trafford as Rooney found himself in and out of

the team.

Following his final home match in charge of the

club, Ferguson claimed the forward had once

again demanded to leave, but the former

Everton man has now given his side of events.

"I went in to see him (Ferguson) and just said ‘if

you are not going to play me then it might be

better for me to move on’,” he states in the BBC

documentary to mark him becoming England's

all-time top goalscorer.

"Then, all of a sudden, it was all over the press

that I had put a transfer request in which I never

did. I don’t know what happened, why that came

out that way.”

Despite the differences between the two men,

Rooney still holds Ferguson in high regard and

says he was the sole reason behind his

decision to move to United back in 2004.

"He was the reason why I wanted to join Man

United, to work with him,” he continued.

"In my eyes he's the best manager of all-time.

For him to be interested in me and wanting me

to play under him, there was nowhere else I

was going to go.”



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