Derby County manager and former Manchester United captain, Wayne Rooney, has revealed the real reason Sir Alex Ferguson left Manchester United.
According to the former Manchester United striker who is the club’s and England’s highest goalscorer of all time, Ferguson ‘got out’ of the club as ‘quick as he could’ once he realised the club was in decline.
Ferguson, spent 27 years at Old Trafford, but retired in 2013 and he left a title-winning team for his successor, David Moyes. But since then till now, the club been in a decline, winning just four trophies since then and no premier league titles.
In 2010, Rooney asked Manchester United to let him join another club, questioning United’s ambition after Ronaldo and Tevez were sold in 2009. Ferguson made Manchester United win two league titles in the next four years.
Rooney then fell out with Ferguson again during the Scot’s final year at Old Trafford, when he once again asked to depart and at that time Manchester City were on the rise. .
Rooney says the former united coach dumped United knowing they were in decline .
“Actually, if you look five years down the line from that meeting – Alex Ferguson knew where the club was going and he got out of there as quickly as he could, and they’re still picking up the pieces now,” Rooney was quoted by Metro.