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Sir Alex Ferguson brutally shot down Wayne Rooney's transfer suggestion for Man United, told him it was 'none of his business'

Sir Alex Ferguson brutally shot down Wayne Rooney's transfer suggestion for Man United, told him it was 'none of his business'

Manchester United icon Sir Alex Ferguson savagely shut down England legend Wayne Rooney by claiming that it was “none of his business.”

Sir Alex Ferguson once dismissed Wayne Rooney’s sensational transfer suggestion for Manchester United after claiming that “most of our decisions [are] right.”

Ferguson created a legendary legacy at Old Trafford and brought a raft of world-class talent to United, including the likes of Eric Cantona and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 81-year-old legendary Scotsman lifted 13 Premier League titles, two Champions League trophies and five FA Cups at United before retiring in 2013.

Rooney, who is the Red Devils’ all-time leading goalscorer was brought to Old Trafford in 2004 and enjoyed incredible success under United legend Ferguson.

The United legend crossed paths with Mesut Ozil, who recently announced his retirement, in Germany’s thumping 4-1 win over England at the 2010 World Cup.

Ozil played for Werder Bremen at the time and impressed at the World Cup, which attracted the interest of Barcelona, Arsenal and Real Madrid at the time.

Madrid eventually snapped up the 34-year-old German former midfielder, but Rooney wanted Ferguson to bring Ozil to Old Trafford after the World Cup.

However, Ferguson savagely turned down Rooney’s suggestion of Ozil by claiming that United’s transfer workings were “none of his business.”

The legendary former United boss wrote in his autobiography: “Wayne said that we should have pursued Mesut Ozil, who had joined Real Madrid from Werder Bremen.

“My reply was that it was none of his business who we should have gone for. I told him it was his job to play and perform. My job was to pick the correct teams. And so far I had been getting it right.

“Well, he was not on our radar at the time. Ozil when at Werder Bremen played wide right, then towards the end of the season played him off the front.

“He went to South Africa and did very well. But wasn’t on our radar.

“But I explained to Wayne and we get most of our decisions right.”


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Topics: Wayne Rooney, Mesut Ozil, Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United, Premier League, England, Football