No way Man U will ever allow Rooney to move on – Charlton

2013-03-12 13:35

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

London – Manchester United great Bobby Charlton has dismissed concerns about the future of striker Wayne Rooney by declaring there is “no way he will ever be allowed to move on”.

Rooney was dropped from the United starting XI for last week’s Champions League loss to Real Madrid, which sparked media speculation about his future at Old Trafford.

However, manager Alex Ferguson stated he had no interest in letting Rooney leave, and subsequently named the 27-year-old in his team for Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea in the FA Cup quarterfinals.

And Charlton says he cannot foresee Rooney leaving the club.

“I don’t worry about Wayne Rooney,” Charlton said. “There is no way he will ever be allowed to move on, because that is not the way Sir Alex Ferguson works.

“Wayne has been our regular goalscorer, and he scores fantastic goals. If he scores a great goal, he’ll think, ‘Right, I’ll get another one’. Not only that, he has an influence on the rest of the team.

“Just because he has some competition, I don’t think that is a problem.”

British media reports in recent weeks have suggested that United could be tempted to make a shock move to bring former star Cristiano Ronaldo back to the club from Real Madrid.

The 28-year-old received a rapturous reception on his return to Old Trafford last Tuesday but Charlton said there was no substance to the speculation that United were interesting in re-signing him.

“Signing Ronaldo has never even been mentioned in any of our board meetings,” said Charlton, who made 758 appearances for United and remains the club’s leading goalscorer.

“But he did go beyond being just a great player for us. He was just the right sort of person Manchester United had been looking for.

“But I once saw Real Madrid trying to get a player from another club and I didn’t think very highly of it. I didn’t think it was right then and I still don’t now.

“Cristiano is a great player, who scores phenomenal goals and he loves the club but he is not our player.”

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.