"It wasn't an easy choice because I had to leave out a very good player and a player who can score you goals. His goalscoring is getting better all the time. So that's not an easy decision, but it was done."

- Sir Alex Ferguson

31/08/2012 10:47, Report by A Marshall & N Coppack
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Boss explains Rooney omission

"I can categorically say there has been no discussion whatsoever. He's on a long-term contract with us. He's very integral to our team going forward. He's a great player, got a bad injury but will come back without a shadow of a doubt. He was angry about the story, quite rightly."

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