Manchester United star striker Wayne Rooney has been a fixture of the Red Devils’ recent success, and he has opened up on his relationship with former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Rooney had major disagreements with Ferguson in the past, but the Red Devils legend insists that he has no hard feelings toward him and paid him the ultimate compliment.
“I still see Sir Alex quite a bit at games, and he travels away to European games with us. We had differences (of opinion). That’s normal. Ask Roy (Hodgson) – he’s had differences with other players. That’s part of football,” Rooney said, according to the Daily Star.
“I’m not the only player who has had differences with Sir Alex Ferguson, but I can still sit here and say he was the greatest manager of all time. It’s not that we don’t like each other. We just had differences. That’s normal.”
Ferguson’s disagreements with Rooney came to a head in the 2013-14 season, as the star striker was left off the team toward the end of the season.
Although Ferguson may have butted heads with some of his players, he has a resume filled with success.
Man United won 13 Premier League titles and two UEFA Champions League titles with Ferguson as their manager.
The Red Devils have struggled to maintain that sort of success since Ferguson’s retirement, as they are looking to finish higher than fourth place since moving on from the golden age.