The 27-year-old’s situation was a source of relentless debate during the transfer window after then Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson claimed the striker asked to leave the club towards the end of last season.
Chelsea failed in their attempts to lure the forward to Stamford Bridge despite making two official bids, while Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain were also credited with an interest in the striker.
But Rooney, who has been one of United’s standout performers so far this season, says he was always focused on issues on the pitch rather than away from it.
“I have been used to it for years,” Rooney told BBC Radio Five Live.
“I don’t really take much notice of it. I don’t care what anyone says. What people who don’t know me say is not important to me.
“Sometimes it is difficult because I have a family as well but mainly I just get on with it and try to let my football do the talking.”
He continued: “I want to keep my head down. “I don’t want to talk about anything. I have worked hard. I have got myself back playing.
“That was the most important thing. I am delighted to be back. That is all I have to say.”
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