United appeal for Rooney patience

22 October 2010 07:14
Manchester United fans have been asked for their patience after a day of meetings between Sir Alex Ferguson, chief executive David Gill and representatives of Wayne Rooney. United claimed "no developments" were available on the future of their unsettled striker following showdown talks at Old Trafford. On Wednesday Rooney went public with his desire to leave after citing United's lack of ambition. Ferguson vowed to act swiftly and prevent the situation becoming a saga and following Wednesday evening's 1-0 Champions League victory over Bursaspor he promised to "put it to bed". However, amid newspaper reports that the 24-year-old has had a sensation change of heart and now wants to stay at Old Trafford, United are remaining tight-lipped on the issue. "We are aware that there is intense public and media interest on the club at the moment, but there are no developments of note to report," read a club statement. "We can confirm a number of meetings have taken place today (Thursday), including with the player's representative. "The outcome of those meetings will become clear in the near future. In the meantime, fans are asked to be patient." Meanwhile, up to 30 United supporters had to be moved on by police after staging a protest outside Rooney's home on Thursday evening. "Cheshire Police can confirm that at 8.30pm, a call was received from a resident in Prestbury regarding 20 to 30 people assembling outside their address," confirmed a police spokesperson. "Police attended the scene and the group dispersed peacefully. No offences were disclosed."

Source: ESA

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