Wayne Rooney could have fallen in to a trap which would have lead to worldwide press concerning his future.

After just yesterday claiming that he was very happy at United, he has been interviewed by Goal and was asked if United were forced to sell him, who would he like to play for.

It would have been very easy for him to praise the football of Barcelona or the history of AC Milan, but instead he opted to just talk about United.

“I’m a Manchester United player unless the manager tells me otherwise,” Rooney replied. “I live near the training ground, life’s good and I just want to play for Manchester United because the manager has given me so much and I want to repay his faith in me. I’ve channeled my feelings and passion into all the right places and I’m a man, not the kid everyone saw a few years ago and I owe it to the manager.”