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Man City not among the three clubs who tried to sign Rooney from Man Utd

Wayne Rooney considered three clubs when he almost left Manchester United in 2010.

The England and United legend scored 253 goals in 13 seasons at Old Trafford.

But Rooney famously handed in a transfer request in 2010 and has now revealed Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona were after his signature.

"I think it was well documented that Chelsea and Mourinho wanted to sign me," Rooney said on the UTD Podcast.

"There was Real Madrid, Barcelona and the Man City thing keeps cropping up, but there was never the option for me to go there.

"Although there were rumours on that as well, but the other three, really, were more realistic options.

"In my head, at the time, in that two-day period, I was ready to go and play in Spain.

"Ideally, I would have liked to have gone to Barcelona, but it was looking more likely to be Real Madrid than Barcelona. Chelsea were always there as well."

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