Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Wayne Rooney Paris Saint-Germain rumours won't go away

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney looks dejected during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney looks dejected during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London

Manchester United are keeping quiet on the matter, and Paris St Germain have denied it, but Wayne Rooney continues to be linked with a summer move to the French capital.

Another indifferent performance from the striker during last night’s 2-2 draw with West Ham had some United fans going online to suggest that Rooney’s mind, if not yet his stocky body, was elsewhere.

PSG’s manager Carlo Ancelotti suggested it would be “almost impossible” for the mega-rich club to land Rooney but that has cut no ice with the Paris media, who last night were still claiming that a £25m deal was in the offing.

Rooney, later substituted, was one of several United players given a torrid time by West Ham’s on-loan striker Andy Carroll at Upton Park last night.

One challenge by the big Geordie centre-forward, on United goalkeeper David de Gea, was worthy of a sending-off, according to Sir Alex Ferguson.

“It’s an obvious red card but the referee has seen it differently,” said the United boss, whose league-leaders are now 13 points ahead of Manchester City, 1-0 winners over Wigan.

City have six games left to United’s five, but Ferguson insisted: “We played like champions tonight. We had to stand up to a lot, we went a goal down twice but we kept going.

“It was magnificent in terms of determination and courage to play.”

Ferguson added: “It's one more game away...that's five left — three at home and two away.

“We're determined to win, we don't like losing and they showed that tonight again.”

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