Rooney buries the hatchet, thanks Fergie
It looks like a rift has been healed after Wayne Rooney sang praises of former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Despite the legendary boss' key role in bringing Rooney to Old Trafford from Everton a decade ago, the pair had a falling out after Ferguson marginalised the striker during his final season in charge.
The Scot then revealed after his last home match in charge of the Red Devils that the England international had requested a transfer, plunging the player's future at the English Premier League giants in doubt.
While Rooney has since signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract in February and assumed the club's captaincy under Louis van Gaal, the forward seems to have buried the hatchet with Ferguson following an interview to mark his 10th year at United.
Speaking to MUTV, the 28-year-old said: "Sir Alex is the best manager there’s been and for him to recognise my talent and want me to join this club was a great honour for me. He was vitally important.
"I'm grateful to him for having the faith to bring me in from Everton.
"I think 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 he's done."
Even after a decade of service to United that has seen him make 446 appearances and score 218 goals, Rooney is feeling happy at the club and is looking forward to making it 15 years in 2019.
He said: "I've just signed new long-term deal at the club and hopefully in five years' time we'll be sat down for a 15-year one (interview).
"I don't see any reason why not."
Source: PA Sport