Forward has asked to leave the Red Devils this summer.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that want-away striker Wayne Rooney had asked not to be involved in the Scot’s farewell celebrations at Old Trafford on Sunday, reports the Daily Star.
Ferguson, 71, went on to say that the Premier League champions have refused the England international’s request, that he made a fortnight ago, to leave the Red Devils.
The United boss, speaking after watching the champions beat Swansea City 2-1 at home in the Premier League on Sunday, also confirmed that the striker had not been happy at having been substituted in the latter phase of the season.
“I don’t think Wayne was keen to play, simply because he’s asked for a transfer,” said Ferguson in his post-match speech to the United fans.
“I think he wants to run it through in his mind. That is a good idea, but we are not going to let him go.
“The thing is maybe he is a little bit frustrated at being taken off once or twice in the last few weeks.
“It’s better that he is left out at the moment. He’s asked for a transfer, we refused it. That is where it lies.
“It was better he didn’t play, he can think it over.
“He’s not happy. He’s been taken off a few times but Wayne in top form would not be taken off.
“He should think about his future here, because it will be here.”
Rooney, 27, has a contract with the 20-time top-fight champions that runs until the end of June 2015 and having scored an impressive 12 goals in 26 Premier League matches so far this season, and 16 times in 36 games in all competitions, will sure be interesting a number of potential suitors across the Continent.