Wayne Rooney continues his sulk about his lack of first team action at Man Utd and has revealed that he wants to join Chelsea.
The Daily Star report today that the forward will not stay at Old Trafford despite departing manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s claims.
Rooney’s position at United was brought up during Fergie’s send-off celebrations yesterday but the Scot insisted the player will not be sold by the club.
“I don’t think Wayne was keen to play, simply because he’s asked for a transfer. I think he wants to run it through in his mind. That is a good idea, but we are not going to let him go.
No longer an automatic pick
“The thing is maybe he is a little bit frustrated at being taken off once or twice in the last few weeks. It’s better that he is left out at the moment. He’s asked for a transfer, we refused it. That is where it lies.”
Rooney has had to spend much of this season playing second fiddle to Dutch superstar Robin van Persie and it is the first time in his Old Trafford career that he isn’t an automatic pick.
This has bruised Rooney’s ego and he handed in a transfer request which has been turned down by the club.
Booed by his own fans
Rooney was booed by some of the Man Utd fans when he came on the pitch to collect his Premiership winners’ medal and join in the celebrations, but his sulking did nothing to dampen the mood at Fergie’s leaving party.
Fergie added: “It was better he didn’t play, he can think it over. He’s not happy. He’s been taken off a few times but Wayne in top form would not be taken off.
“He should think about his future here, because it will be here.”
However he went on to say that the sulking Rooney is no longer his problem and that the new manager, David Moyes will have to deal with him.