29/08/2012 19:33, Report by Nick Coppack

Rooney: I'm here to stay

Wayne Rooney has rubbished reports suggesting he could leave Manchester United.

The England striker's future became the subject of intense speculation when Sir Alex Ferguson left Rooney out of his starting line-up for Fulham's visit to Old Trafford last Saturday, opting instead to pair new signings Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa in attack.

Rooney, currently recovering from a deep leg gash sustained in that match (he replaced Kagawa on 68 minutes), took to Twitter on Wednesday night to set the record straight.

"[I've] read the nonsense in the papers and heard what people have to say," he wrote. "Absolute rubbish. [I'm] here to stay."

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