NOT FOR SALE

The manager of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, has made it clear that the club is not going to sell Wayne Rooney.

The ongoing season hasn’t been that prolific for Rooney. Especially, in the big matches, he has failed to deliver and that led to the speculations that Alex Ferguson might think of putting him on sale.

Also, there were reports that the French club Paris Saint-Germain had approached Rooney’s agent.

But, the United manager yesterday denied the reports that Rooney would leave the club.

Ferguson said, “We are not going to sell any of our big players during the summer transfer window. The speculations about Rooney leaving the club are not true at all. He has been doing a brilliant job for us since the last 10 years and he definitely has future at the club.”

Manchester United is said to be linked with quite a few strikers recently including Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund.

When asked about that, Ferguson said, “We are not going to buy too many players during the summer transfer window because I think our squad is quite balanced. Almost, 80% of the first team members are in their 20s and they are capable of doing the job for the club for many years. So, we are looking for only a few players.”

“I am hoping that the players whom we buy will possess the skills that we require. We are not as rich as Manchester City or Chelsea, so, we will have to be a bit more strategic in the transfer market.”

Manchester United might also have to look for a goalkeeper in the transfer marker if they decide to sell their second choice goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard. Lindegaard still has three years left in his contract, but, there have been reports that he is the one whom United is planning to put on sale this summer.

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