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Gary Neville opens up on Wayne Rooney spat with Ferguson
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Gary Neville opens up on Wayne Rooney spat with Ferguson

Football pundit Gary Neville has opened up on the feud that was witnessed between Wayne Rooney and a manager Alex Ferguson in 2010.

Rooney was in contract negotiations with the club and wanted certain assurances surrounding the club's future but Ferguson was not pleased with how the striker handed the situation.

In an interview with Sky Sports, Neville thought they would be seeing Rooney for the last time at the club after Fergie said that the Englishman had shown the club no respect.

“Wayne Rooney was an interesting one when he had that episode where he released that statement two hours before we went out to play. 

“I remember me and Ryan (Giggs) were the senior players at the time and we spoke to him the day after about apologizing to the rest of the players in the squad and he did do to be fair to him.

“He's an honest lad, but he was driven, he had that stubbornness about him, he was getting close to the line that I'd seen players get to before and obviously they didn't survive that line.

“When Wayne did that I thought that was the end for him and that would be it, the manager would manage him out of the club over the next few months.

“And then obviously there was a new contract announced and we were all delighted from a point of view of playing because he was so popular,” Neville said.

Rooney remained at United for a further seven seasons, and he became the club's all-time top goalscorer with 253 goals in 559 games.

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