Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern were stunned in 2013 when Sir Alex Ferguson stated Wayne Rooney handed in a transfer request- but according to the United captain this incident never occurred.
Rooney, who recently became England’s highest goal-scorer of all-time, admitted falling out with long-serving United boss Ferguson but denied a transfer request was made.
Rooney admitted he raised the option of an exit from Old Trafford to Ferguson but never handed in a formal transfer request, despite the Scotsman’s later public claims.
All was forgiven though as 48 hours later Rooney signed a new five-year deal and United went on to win another Premier League title that season.
Things could have been a lot different though had Rooney sealed the move but he’s remained loyal to United, starring for both of Ferguson’s predecessors.
Manchester United fans, what would have happened if Rooney did leave in 2013? Let us know how you’d have coped in the comments below!