Manchester Uniteds Wayne Rooney set to stay

Last updated : 07 June 2013 By DSG

Wayne Rooney was becoming increasingly frustrated with his dwindling role at English champions Manchester United towards the tail end of last season, prompting him to hand in his second transfer request in three years. Rooney was frequently dropped to bench and appeared particularly hurt at missing out on the clubs biggest game of the season at home to Real Madrid in the last 16 of the champions league.

However, a few days after handing in his request, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement following 26 successful years at the club. Former Everton manager was David Moyes announced as his successor less than 48 hours later.

Despite their abrasive dealings in the past regarding allegations made in Rooney's autobiography, it appears Moyes has persuaded Rooney to remain at the club and become a fundamental part of his plans. According to the Daily Star 'Rooney is determined to stay at United and help them win more silverware next season'. This will come as disappointing news to the teams following Rooney's transfer situation this summer.

Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Chelsea and Arsenal were all reportedly keen on signing Rooney. Although nothing official has been confirmed as of yet, this is the biggest hint so far regarding the strikers future.

Source: DSG

Source: DSG