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Rooney refuses to discuss transfer request

Wayne Rooney is just focusing on his football

By | 18th September 2013
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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney last night refused to discuss this summer’s long transfer saga, instead stating that he’s focused on football and repaying the supporters’ faith. The striker bagged a brace in last night’s Champions League opening match against Bayer Leverkusen at Old Trafford, bringing him to 200 total goals for the Red Devils since making the switch to Old Trafford in 2004.

After the match reporters asked Rooney if he had formally submitted a transfer request – as Sir Alex Ferguson said he had – during the summer transfer window. Rooney quickly brushed off those questions.

“Listen I’m concentrating on my football, as I’ve done all summer,” Rooney told reporters when questioned, according to ”I’ve got my head down, I’ve worked hard to get myself fit and ready for the season. I’m delighted with the way I’ve come back, delighted I’m back playing and scoring goals.

“The fans have been brilliant, as I’ve said all along, the fans here have been fantastic with me and it’s great the reception I get here so hopefully I can repay them with performances and goals like tonight.”

United’s 4-2 win was David Moyes’ first European match with the club, and the Scot will be delighted with his side’s overall play. New signing Marouane Fellaini also earned his first start for the club, while Japanese fan favorite Shinji Kagawa also returned to the starting eleven for the first time since May.

Rooney’s two goals were accompanied by a stunning acrobatic volley from Robin van Persie and a scorcher from Antonio Valencia after a classic United counter-attack, giving the Red Devils a crucial three points in Group A. Elsewhere in the group, Real Sociedad drew Shakhtar Donetsk 0-0 in Spain.

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