The England international was though to be leaving Old Trafford.
Despite claims from former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney insists he has not handed in a transfer request as Arsenal and Chelsea pursue the forward, reports the Mirror.
Ferguson said at the end of his tenure at Old Trafford that the 27-year-old had asked for the second time during his nine years at United to leave the club.
Yet as Rooney prepares for crunch talks with new boss David Moyes about his future at the Premier League champions, it seems the striker is adamant he did no such thing.
With the emergence of Robin Van Persie as the Red Devils’ No.1 attacker and the club constantly being linked with new offensive talent, it was thought that it was the end of the road for the Englishman at the three-time European champions.
Along with Arsenal and Chelsea, Ligue 1 rich boys Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco have also been eyeing up a move for Rooney whilst Barcelona are keeping tabs as well.
It’s thought that Moyes would prefer the England international to stay at United, but would not want the forward at the club if he was not fully committed to the cause.
Therefore fans at the Theatre of Dreams will be waiting with baited breath this week as the Scot prepares for extensive talks with the man he used to manage at Everton.
Several big names have weighed in with their opinions on where Rooney’s future should lie, with recently departed assistant manager at the Red Devils, Mike Phelan, thinking the striker wants to move on whilst club legend Gary Neville believes he would be foolish to leave.