Wayne Rooney responds to Newcastle United links

Wayne Rooney responds to Newcastle United links

Derby County manager Wayne Rooney has responded to speculations linking him with a move to Newcastle United.

It was reported on Tuesday that Rooney was open to moving to St James Park before the sacking of Steve Bruce which was confirmed on Wednesday morning. 

While Rooney admitted that he had seen the rumors, he insisted that he was not interested in leaving Derby currently.

"I saw that this morning (Tuesday). From my point of view, I cannot stop speculation, I get that, but I have had no contact at all with Newcastle United and obviously, as I have stated before, I am committed to this football club," the former Man United man told Derbyshire Live after their game on Tuesday night with Luton Town.

Rooney took over at Pride Park in November of last year and has won just a quarter of his 51 games.
He narrowly avoided relegation last term and is again battling the drop this term with a Derby side that saw points deducted due to their financial issues.

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