Rooney rejects push for move


Manchester United striker Wayne
Rooney will not be handing in a
transfer request, according to Sky
Chelsea have failed with two bids for
the England star and looked set for a
third with manager Jose Mourinho
saying on Monday night that Rooney
had 48 hours to decide his future.
Following United and Chelsea’s
goalless draw, Mourinho said: “We
are not so silly as to try to get a
player from a big club, a club that
doesn’t sell what they don’t want to
sell; we are not so silly as to try to do
something if somebody didn’t start
“The person that started the story
has to finish the story. For the good
of everyone it is time to finish the
story. One way or another he has to
say ‘I want to leave’ or ‘I want to
It has been reported that Chelsea
have players such as Anzhi
Makhachkala’s Cameroon striker
Samuel Eto’o on their radar and
when asked about how long Mourinho
was willing to wait before moving
onto other targets, the Portuguese
said: “Twenty-four hours, 48 hours.”
Although Rooney was left “angered
and confused” about his position at
Old Trafford after manager David
Moyes hinted the striker would not
be his first choice this season, it
seems the 27-year-old may have been
reassured about his future.
Making his first start in the United XI
for four months, Rooney produced a
stirring display against Chelsea and
his every move was cheered by the
United faithful.
Moyes, who has insisted throughout
the summer that Rooney would not
be sold, said: “I was very pleased
with his performance and I was very
pleased with the reaction from the
“I think Wayne has a positive mind at
the moment. I don’t think he needs
to change. I think his performance
said enough. I think his actions
showed what he thought.”
Mourinho added: “Rooney was a real
professional. He played for his club,
played for the club that pays him,
tried to win, tried to score. He was
“After that, if he wants to leave, he
has to say – or he decides now that
he doesn’t want to leave anymore.
But I praise him. He played a
fantastic match in these difficult
“They gave him fantastic support, it
was good, it was nice – very English.”

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