The reason Wayne Rooney will be dreading October 24

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney and his agent will more than likely be getting a little bit twitchy around October 24 when a certain book comes out.

The reason is because that’s the release date for Sir Alex Ferguson’s autobiography simply titled ‘My Autobiography’.

Ferguson has taken to the written word to get his views across on a 26 and a half year career ay Old Trafford in far more detail then he can portray in any number of interviews since retiring.

United and general football fans everywhere could be dipping into their pockets for the book next month, trying to get an insight into the life of the greatest manager ever to grace the beautiful game.

Rooney and his people are bound to be a bit nervous because Fergie no longer has any reason to hold back because he’s not directly responsible for the first team at Old Trafford.

Two of the sections that United fans will be flicking to keenly will relate to the two transfer sagas which relate to Rooney and the two occasions where Ferguson could have forced him out of Old Trafford.

The first relates back to when Rooney first handed in an official transfer request in October 2010, something which Ferguson blamed at the time on poor advice the striker was given.

Rooney subsequently went on to sign a new contract with United but it will be interesting to see which names and third parties Fergie rips apart for giving him that particular headache shortly after he’d seen Cristiano Ronaldo leave the club.

The second section which will be quite interesting to read will be the more contemporary saga of the past summer.

It’s all a bit unclear as to what happened just before Fergie announced his retirement but the Scot implied Rooney had asked to leave the club while the player himself says that was never the case.

It’s proved to be the case that Rooney never handed in a second transfer request or made his desire to leave Old Trafford official so it will be fascinating to see just why Rooney reached that conclusion.

Plenty of people will point to all of this being water under the bridge now that Fergie has stepped out of the game but Rooney is bound to be on edge because of potential revelations that could threaten his attempts to revitalise his relationship with United supporters.

As for the agents and third parties involved, well not many people will have sympathy with the names that Fergie rips into, especially those that encouraged Rooney to leave the club in 2010, forcing the former United boss to display all of his finesse and skill in turning that situation around.

Will you be buying the book? How do you think Rooney will come across?

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