Rooney rejects United exit talk

Wayne Rooney has no intention of leaving Manchester United despite a recent flurry of reports linking the striker with a move to Spain.

Rooney, 24, has scored 19 Premier League goals for the Red Devils this season after stepping up to the plate to help fill the void created by the £80million departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid last summer.

The England striker has himself been linked with moves to Real and Barcelona amid continuing suggestions of financial problems at Old Trafford.

However, Rooney insists he is happy with the Red Devils and not considering leaving Manchester.

"There's always speculation, and when other big teams are talking about you, it's nice that you're talked about," he told the club's official website.

"But as I've said many times before, I'm a United player and I'm very happy here."

Speaking about his ambitions for the rest of the season, Rooney added:"I hope we can win the title again this year.

"We've won the league the last three years and nobody has ever won it four times in a row. We want to create history.

"The title race is much tighter this year and it's probably more exciting for the neutrals or fans around the country.

"But we're hoping that now we are top we can go on and remain there for the rest of the season."

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