Ending days of speculations, Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson has announced that the club has no intention of selling striker Wayne Rooney at the end of the season. Talking to media on Friday, Ferguson started his press conference saying, "The Wayne Rooney nonsense first or do you want to talk sense? Rooney will be here next season, you have my word."
"Wayne understood the reasons for not playing him. It was completely tactical," Ferguson added.
Various sections of the media started speculating that Rooney would be kicked out of the Manchester United after he was dropped to bench in Champions League match against Real Madrid on Tuesday, which United lost 2-1 in controversial circumstances and which led to their elimination from the competition.
"He [Rooney] will be involved on Sunday (against Chelsea in their FA Cup quarter-final), no doubt about that. There is absolutely no issue between Wayne Rooney and I, to suggest we don't talk to each other on the training ground is absolute nonsense," Ferguson added.
"He understood the reason for not playing him was completely tactical and I think we were right ... (Danny) Welbeck is the best player we have in terms of operating in a double role (attacking and tracking back)."