“I met with David Gill last week and he did not give me any of the assurances I was seeking about the future squad,” said Rooney. “I then told him that I would not be signing a new contract.”
The soccer player admitted his surprise by the comments of Ferguson. However he still is a big fan of the United leader, but the future of the team is what concerns him.
“I was interested to hear what Sir Alex had to say yesterday and surprised by some of it,” added Rooney.
“It is absolutely true, as he said, that my agent and I have had a number of meetings with the club about a new contract. During those meetings in August I asked for assurances about the continued ability of the club to attract the top players in the world.”
“For me its all about winning trophies – as the club has always done under Sir Alex. Because of that I think the questions I was asking were justified. Despite recent difficulties, I know I will always owe Sir Alex Ferguson a huge debt. He is a great manager and mentor who has helped and supported me from the day he signed me from Everton when I was only 18.”
“For Manchester United’s sake I wish he could go on forever because he’s a one off and a genius.”