Wigan boss Hutchings: I tried to sign Rooney

Wigan boss Chris Hutchings has certainly left no stone unturned in his bid to fill the gap Emile Heskey's injury has left in the Latics attack.

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Chatting in Sir Alex Ferguson's office after last weekend's game, he asked the United boss if Wayne Rooney was available on loan, reports the Manchester Evening News.

"We had a glass of red wine and I just said 'could we borrow Rooney?' Hutchings revealed.

"I also asked what were the chances of taking Tevez and, when Saha is fit again, could we have him for a few months as well!"

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