Rooney: Sir Alex Ferguson has cleared my name

Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney believes his reputation has been salvaged not harmed by Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography.

Wayne Rooney and his advisors must have been dreading Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography being launched.

Yet it turns out he is actually very positive about it, now it has come out.

Rooney told reporters after last night's 1-0 win over Real Sociedad:

"Thankfully, he came back and corrected the story that I put a transfer request in.

"He's gone back and proved that I haven't. I'm thankful to him for that.

"It hasn't reignited a feud."

We are not sure Sir Alex Ferguson would actually agree. Fergie intimated that by telling him he wanted out verbally, it counted as a transfer request, something Rooney has always denied - with one usually required to be submitted in writing to be considered official.

Here's what Fergie had to tell SkySports at his book launch:

"This is the nub of it: in the regulations, in your contract, if you write a letter and ask away or say you have asked away, you lose all your signing-on fees.

"He has never admitted that and never put in a written transfer request, which is what he has been sore at."

Hmmm. It does not sound like the closed book Fergie insists it is.

Rooney says his name has been cleared but it sounds like he is seeing what he wants to see.

Ferguson's statement about signing on fees should actually serve to put more fuel on the fire and suggest the Englishman should be hit in the pocket financially for expressing his intention to leave verbally.

We don't expect it to happen, the last thing the club want to do is rock the boat with Rooney now he is back playing well, however for Rooney to suggest his name is cleared is not so black and white.

What do you think?

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