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SAF plays down reports of Rooney leaving Man Utd

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson cooled speculation linking England striker Wayne Rooney with a move to Paris St-Germain. "I don't think there is anything in that at all," said Ferguson.

"As far as taking him off the other night, it was simple - he wasn't playing as well as Shinji [Kagawa]."

The Scot added: "In so many games Wayne Rooney is better than most players, but on the night Shinji was playing so well."

Ferguson also refused to be drawn on whether he was trying to negotiate a new contract with the forward, saying: "I couldn't tell you about that."

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