Rooney responds to claims he demanded to become Manchester United’s new captain

by Sam Peoples

Wayne Rooney has told his official website that speculation about him demanding to become Manchester United’s new club captain and asking for inside information on transfers is all false.

Rumours spread in the past few weeks that Moyes decided to tell Rooney about his transfer targets so as to prove to him Manchester United had every intention of spending big in the summer.

However, Rooney has labelled them all as false and insisted that he has never made any demands about becoming captain.

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He said: “Well if you believe everything you read in the papers that’s because I have been demanding to be captain and want an input into the Club’s transfer policy (laughs) which is totally laughable and of course untrue.

“The talks have taken a while but that’s not unusual, it’s been a difficult time for the club and there has been a lot going on but the talks were positive from the start. There was great belief in me from David Moyes, Ed Woodward and the board, and also the Glazers, this made my decision a lot easier and I would like to thank them for that.

“My teammates also played a big part in my decision, I’d like to thank them for their support and look forward to working with them.

“Most importantly the fans have always supported me since I joined the club, through the good times and the bad times. They continued this support whilst the talks have been going on and I can’t thank them enough.”

It would be brave of Rooney to sign a new long-term contract, as United are currently languishing in seventh, without some sort of guarantees we are going to invest in the summer but maybe the arrival of Mata was enough to convince him this summer would be when United spent big.

Image: Twitter/munitedgirl

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