Thursday 19 October 2017

Key Dates

May 2009

Wayne Rooney says: "I want to stay at this club for the rest of my career. I will sign an extension any time the club want me to."

July 16, 2010

David Gill meets Rooney's agent Paul Stretford and is told the player wants to sign a new deal.

August 2

Rooney pictured smoking and urinating in the early hours outside a nightclub.

August 14

Gill calls Alex Ferguson to say he has received a call from Stretford saying Rooney will not sign a contract.


Ferguson calls Rooney into his office where the player confirms he wants to leave.

September 5

Tabloid revelations about Rooney's relationship with two prostitutes appear in the News of the World.

September 10

In a statement with wife Coleen (below), Rooney says: "The last six days have been extremely painful for us and for our families."

September 11

Ferguson leaves Rooney out of United side to face Everton because of the 'terrible abuse', saying: "We don't want to subject him to that."

September 14

Rooney turns an ankle against Rangers in the Champions League.

September 26

Rooney brought off after an hour in 2-2 draw at Bolton.

September 28

Rooney does not travel with squad to Valencia. Ferguson said ankle injury will see him miss United's next two games.

September 29

Rooney pictured emerging from hospital after ankle scan which Ferguson now says revealed minor damage

October 4

Rooney included in England squad to face Montenegro and later tells journalists that he has never been injured.

October 16

Left on bench for match against West Brom. Plays a late a cameo on left wing.

October 17

Rooney's representatives allow it to be known that he will not sign a new contract.

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