Man Utd boss Ferguson: Rooney transfer demand shocked me

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson admits he was "shocked" when Wayne Rooney demanded a move two years ago.
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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson admits he was "shocked" when Wayne Rooney demanded a move two years ago.

Ferguson touches on the drama in the forward to Rooney's new book, 'My Decade in the Premier League by Wayne Rooney', which is being serialised in the Mirror:

"Then there was his little wobble in the autumn of 2010, when he announced that he wanted to up sticks and leave.

"I was shocked, and not a little disappointed, but it didn’t take long to set him straight.

"Soon enough he was putting pen to paper on an extended contract. I’m not about to say what was said between us during our discussions at that time, but I knew from the start that his heart was still with United and that all wasn’t lost."

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