Wayne Rooney has asked for a transfer from Manchester United.

The Daily Mail says Rooney told manager Sir Alex Ferguson two weeks ago that he wants a fresh start.

Frustrated with life in and out of the team at Old Trafford, Rooney suggested during a meeting in Ferguson's office that he be allowed to leave this summer. Ferguson, it is understood, told him in no uncertain terms that he would not be sold.

Rooney may now reconsider his stance in the wake of David Moyes's arrival, even though the two men have had their own differences in the past.