Wayne Rooney is NOT joining Real Madrid, says Manchester United chief David Gill

29 May 2010 02:28
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will have a major say in deciding his successor when he ends his long reign at Old Trafford.[LNB]United chief executive David Gill has pledged Ferguson's advice will be sought when the Scot decides to stand down, but insists there have been no indications that such a decision is likely to come soon.[LNB]'We don't know when Alex is going to retire and long may he continue,' Gill said. [LNB]The key: Sir Alex Ferguson will have a large say on his successor[LNB]But when he does decide to retire, 68-year-old Ferguson, who has spent 23 years in charge of United, is set to be joined by Sir Bobby Charlton on a selection panel as the club seek a man capable of following him and maintaining the high levels of achievement.[LNB]'It will be discussed with Alex, Bobby Charlton and the owners, added the United chief.[LNB]'I think Alex will be the key. He knows people. He will have a big role in advising and being a sounding board. I am sure we will talk with the owners and look at who is there and determine who we would like to appoint.[LNB]'It would be remiss of us not to use the expertise and knowledge that we have,' Gill told the Independent.[LNB]Gill declined to discuss the names of those managers likely to be in contention, and given the decision could still be several years away any existing shortlist could change dramatically.[LNB]He described Jose Mourinho as 'a winner', as his record, not only in the past season with Inter Milan, only serves to demonstrate.[LNB] A winner: Jose Mouinho lifts Old Big Ears for the second time, equalling Sir Alex Ferguson's record in the competition[LNB]However United would not welcome any approach from the Portuguese manager for striker Wayne Rooney once Mourinho takes charge at Real Madrid.[LNB]Mourinho is a long-time admirer of the former Everton player, and told Spanish sports newspaper AS: 'I would like to train Rooney, both as a player and how their mentality. But my friend Ferguson can rest easy because it is impossible.'[LNB] Going nowhere: Wayne Rooney is staying at United, says David Gill[LNB]Gill suggested United would discuss a new contract for Rooney, and dismissed the notion of the England forward moving to the Bernabeu.[LNB]'He won't go there. He won't want to go there. There may be some noise aroundit. I don't care,' Gill said. You're boring! United chief executive Gill blasts fan protests as 'tiring'United reveal they have £95m spare cash as Glazers insist: We're not sellingManchester United's finances under Glazer family to be investigated by BBC's PanoramaMANCHESTER UNITED FC

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