Wayne Rooney Insists He’s Staying at Manchester United

Rooney vows that his United career is not over.

Paul Tamburroby Paul Tamburro

In the middle of reports that Sir Alex Ferguson had become disenchanted with Manchester United's poster boy following a poor run of form, Wayne Rooney has spoken out on Twitter to dissuade rumours that his future with the Red Devils is uncertain. 

"Read the nonsense in the papers and heard what people have to say.absolute rubbish. #heartostay", tweeted the striker. Rooney's recent lacking performances came to a head during United's game against Fulham, where he was forced to exit the game following a horrific injury in which he suffered a huge gash in his leg. He is set to be out of action for 2 months following the incident, and tweeted a photo of himself recovering at home with the words "Gutted to be out for a while but my leg will be ok which is the main thing".

Although rumours circulated that Ferguson was looking to sell Rooney on a £50million transfer, it seemed unlikely that he would release his star striker due to a few underwhelming performances. However, what does seem likely is that the 26-year-old will have to fight for his place in the starting line-up, with newcomer Robin van Persie already linking well with fellow fresh face Shinji Kagawa in a partnership that will likely leave Rooney worried.

Prior to Van Persie's signing Ferguson was reportedly worried that United relied too heavily on Rooney, and the striker's position on the bench at the beginning of the Fulham match was likely a reminder from boss to player that no one is guaranteed a position in the starting line-up this season. 

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