Man United’s Wayne Rooney reflects on Sir Alex Ferguson’s influence

Wayne Rooney pays tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson for the impact the former Manchester United manager has had on his career

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Wayne Rooney has paid tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson for the impact the former Manchester United manager has had on his career.

The Scot, who retired at the end of the 2012-13 season, brought an 18-year-old Rooney to Old Trafford from Everton in a £25m deal back in 2004.

I think that he’s an incredible person and manager

Wayne Rooney

Rooney has since scored 218 goals in 446 games for United and has been appointed as the club’s captain by new boss Louis van Gaal.

And the England international is hugely grateful to Ferguson for standing by him.

“He has been vitally important,” Rooney told MUTV. “I’m grateful to him for having the faith to bring me in from Everton.

“I think that he’s an incredible person and manager, the way you see his desire for the game. He certainly helped me a lot and helped us all.

“At the time, I was coming into the squad as a young lad and there were a few other young lads. He brought all that together and made us world club champions. I’m very grateful for everything that he’s done.”

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