Wayne Rooney admits he ‘disrespected’ Sir Alex Ferguson – See details


The attacker spent 13 highly successful years at Old Trafford, helping them to win five Premier League titles and the 2008 Champions League.

All of those trophies were won while Ferguson was Red Devils manager, with Rooney becoming one of the key players in the Scot’s side.

But in October 2010 a spat erupted between the England international and his manager, with Rooney announcing he wanted to leave the club amid a split over each party’s ambition.

At one point in the ugly confrontation, Rooney stormed into Ferguson’s office and demanded to know which players would be targeted in the transfer window.

Rooney has now lifted the lid on the dispute, revealing that he was left concerned by United’s decision to sell both Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez.

“I just felt at that time the club had offered me a new five-year deal, we’d sold Carlos Tevez, sold Cristiano Ronaldo,” he told the Mirror.

“So I wanted reassurances of who we’re bringing in if you want me to commit myself for the next five years.

“Who are we bringing in to improve or are you going to try to build a team over the next three, four or five years to then be successful?

“That’s literally what I was saying and (laughs) he told me to get out of the office!

“He’s probably the best manager of all time, so to have a young lad come in and ask him questions of how the club moving forward I completely understand that as well.”

Rooney would end up making a U-turn and signing a new five-year deal, but admitted he likely left Ferguson feeling ‘disrespected’ by his actions.

“He’s probably felt a bit disrespected from that point of view, but I was doing it from a personal point of view,” Rooney added.

“If you want me to commit myself for five years, I need to know what the plan is, what players we’re bringing in and obviously to get them answers, so it led to what happened after that.

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