After being booed by sections of the Old Trafford crowd when coming off the bench against Wigan, Wayne Rooney has acknowledged that he has driven a wedge between himself and the fans that used to adore him.

“Not all the fans are going to want to be singing my name all the time or going to want to be cheering me all the time and I fully accept that and understand that,” said Rooney. “But I have to go out and prove to the fans that I am here to stay and I want to work and I want to win things at this club. Only I can say how I feel and I know 100% it was nothing to do with money.”

Unlike the manager and team mates, Rooney still hasn’t given United fans the apology Sir Alex Ferguson had promised.