Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has accused Wayne Rooney of disrespecting the club after admitting he wants to leave. Ferguson confirmed that the 24-year old England international is keen to depart Old Trafford and questioned whether or not the striker had paid United the due respect it deserves.
"When I had a meeting with Wayne I said to him 'just remember one thing - respect this club," said Ferguson. "Well, you know, I don't know if he's done that.
"I have my doubts about that because, reading all these things about him falling out with me and all that nonsense, it's really disappointing because we've done everything we possibly can to help him.
"Since the minute he's come to the club, we've always been a harbour for him. Any time he's been in trouble, we've done nothing but help him.
"We've done nothing but help him since he came to this club. That's another mystery for us. I don't know how many times we've helped him in terms of his private life and other matters.
"So we're as bemused as anyone can be because we can't quite understand why he would want to leave.
"I can't answer the question of why he's doing it. You can speculate and have opinions, but it won't matter a dickiebird, simply because the player is adamant in saying that he wants to leave."