Former Man United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and record-equaling England international Wayne Rooney appear to have made peace following the breaking down of their relationship in the latter stages of the Scot’s tenure in charge at Old Trafford according to the Daily Telegraph.
The turning point in Rooney’s relationship with Ferguson is said to have come after the striker was left out of Man United’s starting eleven for a crucial Champions League tie against Real Madrid in 2013 but the pair have now buried the hatchet.
Wayne Rooney spoke of his admiration for Ferguson in a recent interview;
“I don’t know if anyone knows how things ended (between us),” said Rooney.
“We had differences (of opinion). That’s normal. Ask Roy (Hodgson), he’s had differences with other players. That’s part of football. I’m not the only person who had differences with Sir Alex Ferguson, but I can still sit here and say he was the greatest manager of all time.
“I still see Sir Alex quite a bit at games and he travels away to European games with us. It’s not that we don’t like each other. We just had differences. That’s normal.”
For his part Ferguson praised Rooney ahead of England’s 6-0 win over San Marino, during which the Man United forward struck his 49th goal, leveling Bobby Charlton as the leading national team goal-scorer.