England Striker, Wayne Rooney has buried the hatchet with Sir Alex Ferguson by describing the Manchester United legend as the greatest manager of all time.
Former United manager Ferguson spoke fondly of Rooney’s ability ahead of the striker equalling Sir Bobby Charlton’s England goal scoring record against San Marino.
With Wayne Rooney’s sight on goal number 50 against Switzerland at Wembley on Tuesday night, Rooney has stated his respect for Ferguson.
The relationship between the two men broke down in Ferguson’s final season in charge at Old Trafford, when Rooney was played out of position to accommodate Robin van Persie. Rooney’s fall-out with Ferguson came to a head when he was dropped for a Champions League tie against Real Madrid and told the Scotsman that his future lay away from United.
“I don’t know if anyone knows how things ended (between us),” said Rooney. “We had differences (of opinion). That’s normal. Ask Roy (Hodgson), he’s had differences with other players. That’s part of football. I’m not the only person who had differences with Sir Alex Ferguson, but I can still sit here and say he was the greatest manager of all time.
“I still see Sir Alex quite a bit at games and he travels away to European games with us. It’s not that we don’t like each other. We just had differences. That’s normal.”
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