Ferguson: Rooney is staying

Sir Alex Ferguson dismissed rumours that Wayne Rooney may be leaving Manchester United as "nonsense." The comments come after widespread speculation across yesterday's back pages that the striker could be on the move from Old Trafford.

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Ferguson confirms Rooney to stay at Manchester United

Sir Alex Ferguson insists Wayne Rooney will still be at Manchester United next season.

Ferguson left Rooney out of the United line-up for Tuesday's Champions League defeat by Real Madrid, and since then it has been suggested that the Red Devils boss would be willing to accept an offer for the striker this summer.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and Wayne Rooney last year Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

However, speaking ahead of Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final with Chelsea, Ferguson denied that was the case.

"He will be here next year, you have my word on that," he said.

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