Wayne Rooney has reiterated his stance on his Manchester United future on a couple of occasions this week.

But in case there was any doubt, further confirmation of Rooney’s future has been given today.

“Wayne made his declaration, but we knew that. He doesn’t want to leave here,” said Ferguson. “We are sure of where the speculation is coming from. It is not his agent and it is not Wayne. But we’ll deal with that.”

The Real Madrid president, Jorge Valdano, is also clueless as to where the rumours have come from.

“He is extraordinary, very, very good,” said Valdano. “Rooney is English, we all know they find it difficult to adapt to another type of competition other than the Premier League. He is a very interesting player but we have not ever been interested.”