Rooney says sorry, at last
Wayne Rooney finally apologised to Manchester United fans on Thursday for the way his transfer negotiations were conducted last month, but he also insisted there was never a chance he would have left for Manchester City, dpa reported.
Although manager Sir Alex Ferguson claimed Rooney had said sorry to his team-mates and intended to do the same to the fans when he signed a five-year deal last month, three opportunities to apologise had not been taken.
But after scoring a match-winning penalty against Rangers in the Champions League, Rooney offered his apology, before insisting speculation about a move to City was inaccurate.
"I feel like I have apologised to the fans but everyone keeps saying that I haven't," said Rooney. "If that is the case, then I apologise for my side of things.
"I have made my point clear since I signed my contract that I am committed to this club for the long term. I want to be successful here.
"Everyone is saying that I was definitely going to Manchester City. Believe me, if I had gone it wouldn't have been in England."