It has emerged Wayne Rooney has asked to leave Old Trafford at a time when Manchester United are close to securing the return of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Only hours after Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that he will be retiring as United manager at the end of the season, making way for Everton manager David Moyes to take charge, the Daily Mail revealed that Rooney told Ferguson two weeks ago that he wants a fresh start.
Outgoing United chief executive David Gill has been in Madrid to meet Jorge Mendes, the Portuguese agent who represents Ronaldo. Sources on Wednesday night insisted United are confident of securing the return of the player they sold to Real Madrid for a world record £80million in 2009.
Wayne Rooney knows that Chelsea would be keen to take him to Stamford Bridge, while Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested.
The Manchester United striker, under the watchful eye of Lindegaard and Fletcher, accepts the challenge to get down as many pins as possible … with a football. Want to know what the result was? Watch below to find out!
Wayne Rooney has reviled I a new autobiography that former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo cannot help looking at his reflection. The Manchester United striker said: “In the time I’ve been playing with Ronnie, the one thing I’ve noticed about him is that he can’t walk past his reflection without admiring it, even if we’re about to play a game of football.
“Every match, before the team goes out for the warm-up, he runs through the same routine. The kit goes on, the boots go on. Not long after, Ronnie turns to his reflection and stares, psyching himself up for the game.”
“In the tunnel that leads to the stadium there are mirrors and Cristiano would stay looking at himself for several minutes,” Rooney wrote, according to the publication.
“I played with him and realized that he couldn’t walk by (mirrors) without admiring himself.”
One of the jokes doing the round about why Ronaldo was sad was because someone in the dressing room had stolen his hair Gel, which is not something that Wayne Rooney will ever have to worry about.