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Man Utd defender O'Shea: Rooney apologised to us after demanding move

John O'Shea says there was no grudge from Manchester United players against teammate Wayne Rooney over his transfer bombshell last season.

In the end, Rooney signed a new contract and United went on to win the title.

United defender O'Shea recalled in Champ19ns, a book about United's record title-winning season by Steve Bartram, "It transpired it was just an interesting technique of getting a new deal," O'Shea said. "I think Wayne, if he could turn back the clock, might do things a bit differently, but both parties were happy in the end.

"He came [into the Carrington dressing room after signing his new deal] and apologised to everyone. He said he'd done what he had to do, basically, and he was sorry if he had offended anybody. Obviously there were a few comments that will stay in the dressing room. They were quite smart and funny, but all friendly."

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