Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed he has a meeting with Manchester United chief executive David Gill at 10am on Thursday morning to discuss Wayne Rooney's outspoken attack against the club.
Rooney confirmed his intention to quit Old Trafford in a statement on Wednesday night, claiming a lack of investment in the first-team squad was the prime reason for his decision.
Ferguson has dismissed a suggestion that he might suspend the 24-year-old, who missed Wednesday night's 1-0 win over Bursaspor with an ankle injury.
But Rooney's comments have created a stir the United boss is anxious to sort out.
"We don't want it to become a saga. We have the team to consider," he said. "We will put it to bed tomorrow (Thursday). I have not read all the statement but we will consider it tomorrow (Thursday).
"David Gill and I have a meeting at 10am tomorrow (Thursday) morning. David has spoken to the owners tonight (Wednesday), which is important. It is really important for us to put it to bed. We don't want it to become a saga. I am manager of a club that is trying to win a game on Sunday against Stoke City. That is the most important thing. The rest is a bagatelle."