Old Trafford boss insists England striker has future at the club.
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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson insists striker Wayne Rooney is going nowhere according to BBC Sport.
The England striker has been linked with a move away from the club after he was dropped for the important Champions League tie against Real Madrid.
Reports had suggested that Rooney was furious not to make the starting eleven and was ready to seek a move away from the club.
But Ferguson has moved to pour cold water on speculation that Rooney will be plying his trade elsewhere next year.
‘He’ll be here next year. You have my word on that. There is no issue between myself and Wayne Rooney. To suggest we don’t talk is nonsense’, said Ferguson.
‘He understood the reasons completely. Tactically we got it right. We don’t always but we did then.
‘Wellbeck is the best player we have in terms of operating a double role. We had to chalk out Xabi Alonso’s ability to control the game, which he did, and also his ability to go further forward as an attacking player.
‘I left out Shinji Kagawa after he scored a hat-trick. I thought I would get more stick for that.’
Manchester United went on to lose the game 2-1 after a controversial red card saw Portuguese winger Nani receive his marching orders.