Man United transfers: ‘Wayne Rooney will continue to give 100%’
Man United transfers: England coach Gary Neville believes Wayne Rooney will continue to give 100 per cent for the Red Devils
Gary Neville believes Wayne Rooney will still give 100 per cent if Manchester United refuse to sell the striker to Chelsea this summer.
The Blues have launched two unsuccessful bids for the England international after Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed Rooney had a transfer request rejected following the club’s Premier League title success in May.
The 27-year-old, who scored 12 Premier League goals last term, is currently on England duty despite missing United’s 2-0 victory over Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield at Wembley with a shoulder injury.
But Neville doubts Rooney will go AWOL if United block the forward’s move away from Old Trafford.
“This is not somebody who is going to go AWOL,” Neville told Sky Sports. “I would be amazed if that ever happened.
“He’s a street footballer, he’s someone who, speaking to people this week, is training hard, wanting to play, wanting to do well, and keeping his professionalism about him.
“He went through a situation [a bust-up with Sir Alex Ferguson] two or three years ago if you remember.
“It was quite a public situation but he still continued to want to play football.
“We are all big enough to understand that players want to leave clubs, but I think there is a way to leave a club.
“If United decide not to sell him, I think that he will go about his business in absolutely the way he has done previously.”