Sir Alex Ferguson(credit: Wikipedia
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson insists it time to put the Wayne Rooney transfer saga behind them.
England international Rooney announced his desire to leave Old Trafford last week only to perform a dramatic U-turn by putting pen-to-paper on a new five-year deal just days later.
And Ferguson believes it is time to move on from the whole affair and focus on winning as much silverware as possible, including regaining the Premier League title from Chelsea.
He wrote in the programme for last night’s Wolves match: “It’s been a traumatic time for Manchester United and no doubt everyone is as relieved as I am that the situation with Wayne Rooney has been resolved.
“We’re delighted that he’ll remain with us and he’ll play a key part in our challenge for silverware on all front – both this season and in the years to come.
“Once the news came out that Wayne wanted to leave, the publicity and impact that had, and the response it generated, showed how big Manchester United is and that resonated with him quite a lot.
“Wayne apologised to me and the players and it’s now time to draw a line under the last week and face the challenges ahead.”