Wayne Rooney is demanding an apology from Manchester United for him to stay at Old Trafford. The People says Rooney's Old Trafford future ­hinges on a ­meeting with club chiefs this week where the angry 27-year-old will insist that United make it clear to supporters that he did NOT hand in a transfer request at the end of last season.

United accept that the England star did not hand in a transfer request - and that could clear the way for a kiss-and-make-up that will keep him in Manchester.

Rooney's camp are still fuming at former manager Sir Alex Ferguson's public outburst. And the backlash from United fans since Fergie's claims has only hardened Rooney's resolve to set the record straight.