Monday 27 February 2017

Ferguson won't discuss Rooney problems

Alex Ferguson has no intention of adding fuel to the fire concerning Wayne Rooney. Photo: Getty Images
Alex Ferguson has no intention of adding fuel to the fire concerning Wayne Rooney. Photo: Getty Images

Sir Alex Ferguson has refused to discuss Wayne Rooney's current off-field problems.

Rooney has been at the centre of allegations about his private life and with a trip to former club Everton looming tomorrow, there has been a huge amount of speculation as to whether the 24-year-old will be involved or not.



Toffees defender Phil Jagielka has already wound up the situation, claiming Rooney can expect a hostile reception at Goodison Park.



But Ferguson has no intention of adding fuel to the fire.



"Let's put it to bed straightaway," said the United boss.



"I am not discussing any of my players' personal lives."



Everton manager David Moyes was unwilling to discuss his former striker ahead of United's trip to Goodison Park tomorrow.



Rooney left Everton for United in a £20m deal six years ago.



Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Moyes said: "I think if you are a good football journalist you don't ask those kind of questions.



"If you are a gossip journalist you ask me those questions.



"I am interested in talking about the game and that's what I'll do."

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