Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney has furiously denied claims from former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson that he handed in a written transfer request at the end of last season, reports the Daily Star.

The managerial legend released his book My Autobiography this week, and placed at the centre of many anticipated revelations were the details about Rooney’s alleged wish to leave Old Trafford due to the fact that he played large portions of last season away from his favoured number 10 role.

In the book, as well as in an interview with Sky Sports, Fergie says that the England talisman wanted a move, but never handed in a formal request – something which Rooney denies.

“He’s got his own opinion and I’ve said nothing about it, but thankfully he came back and corrected the story that I put a transfer request in and proved I haven’t,” Rooney said.

“I’m thankful to him, he’s corrected that. No, it hasn’t reignited a feud. I haven’t seen him since he retired.”

Although the book failed to start Round Two of Rooney-Fergie spat, it succeeded spectacularly in flaring up an ongoing stand-off with a once faithful captain. Despite coming close to burying the hatchet with Wazza, former Fergie pupil Roy Keane took less of a liking to how he was portrayed.

“I don’t think he knows what loyalty means,” Keane said live on ITV Tuesday night, answering claims that his actions against team mates and the club were disloyal during his last days at Old Trafford.

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