Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has denied reports that he handed in a transfer request after a disagreement with then manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Rooney and Ferguson fell out during the manager’s last season at the club and was reported to have hand in a transfer request with Chelsea, ParisSaint-Germain and BayernMunich reportedly waiting in the wings.
In a new documentary Wayne Rooney - The Man Behind The Goals, England's record scorer denies doing that.
“I went in to see him and just said, ‘If you are not going to play me, it might be better for me to move on’,” Rooney said.
“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 and why that came out that way.”
Despite their differences Rooney admits that Ferguson is 'the best manager of all time'.
Ferguson in a new book revealed that he ensure no player earned more than him during his time at Manchester United.
Ferguson in his new book with Michael Moritz called 'Leading' revealed that he persuaded the Glazer family and Chief executive DavidGill to raise his pay before they could offer Rooney a lucrative contract extension.
Rooney wanted to leave the club in 2010 but was persuaded to stay at United with a very lucrative contract.
Ferguson said he pulled off that move because it was an unhealthy practice for clubs to allow star players to earn more than the manager.
"When the Glazers and David Gill agreed to a big increase in Wayne Rooney's salary, they wanted to know how I felt," Ferguson wrote in the book .
"I told them I did not think it fair that Rooney should earn twice what I made and Joel Glazer immediately said: 'I totally agree with you but what should we do?
"It was simple. We just agreed that no player should be paid more than me. We agreed in less time than it takes to read the previous sentence."
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