Sir Alex rubishes claims of Rooney to PSG…unconvincingly.
In a statement on United’s official website, Sir Alex Ferguson moved to play down the link between Wayne Rooney and a possible move to PSG.
There has been question marks over the England man’s future for some time now as every week there is fresh speculation over where he’ll begin next season and in recent weeks the rumours of a switch to the French big spenders have been stronger than ever.
Earlier this week, former PSG advisor, Michel Moulin, claimed that a deal had already been agreed.
“I announce to you from trusted sources: Rooney to PSG is done,” Moulin said on French television. “He will be at PSG next season,” he said. Moulin now owns French media company Le Sport 10 and though he may still have links to the Parisian club it’s unsure how much he’s actually involved in the day to day running of the club.
In a press conference this morning, the United boss moved to address those rumours by saying; “I don’t think there is anything in that at all.”
Never one to react over the top, Ferguson took a cool approach to the journalists questions even though it would mean that he came across as unconvincing.
Many believe that Rooney’s substitution against West Ham earlier this week signalled the final straw, but the United boss had an answer for that too.
“As far as taking him off the other night, it was simple: he wasn’t playing as well as Shinji Kagawa was,” he said. “In so many games Wayne Rooney is better than most players. But on the night Shinji was playing so well.”
Rooney has featured just 31 times this season across all competitions, scoring 16 goals.