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Rooney denies demanding Man Utd captaincy during contract talks

Wayne Rooney denies he's demanded the Manchester United captaincy during contract negotiations.

The striker penned new terms yesterday.

"If you believe everything you read in the papers it's because I have been demanding to be captain and want an input into the club's transfer policy, which is totally laughable and of course untrue," Rooney explained.

"The talks have taken a while but that's not unusual. It's been a difficult time for the club and there has been a lot going on but the talks were positive from the start. There was great belief in me from David Moyes, Ed Woodward and the board, and also the Glazers. This made my decision a lot easier and I would like to thank them for that.

"My team-mates also played a big part in my decision. I'd like to thank them for their support and look forward to working with them. Most importantly, the fans have always supported me since I joined the club, through the good times and the bad times. They continued this support whilst the talks have been going on and I can't thank them enough."

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