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Rooney rejects claims of transfer request to Ferguson

Last updated on: July 04, 2013 17:52 IST

England star Wayne Rooney has denied that he made any transfer request to Alex Ferguson during the last season, with the striker seeking a formal clarification from the club before he sits out to discuss his plans of staying with the Premier League champions.

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According to English daily, Mirror, Rooney's fate will be decided by how he reacts to a meeting over a meal between Moyes and the player's advisors, where the new manager will set out the vision for his team.

Sources close to Moyes are still hoping to find a solution that allows the striker to stay, after the new manager officially began his job on Monday, the report said.

The report added that Alex Ferguson had offered him a suggestion about time being ripe for Rooney after what he claimed was a second transfer request submitted before the end of last season.

Meanwhile, the English striker has said that he prefers to play in a central striking role for the Old Trafford club, and would be happy to either play wide in a three-man forward line or at the front of the midfield.

Source: ANI