After an ideal farewell in his last match at Old Trafford, Sir Alex Ferguson spoke to the seeker of harsh truths himself, Geoff Shreeves. After warming Ferguson up with a couple of softballs, Shreeves asked him why Wayne Rooney watched the match from an executive suite. Ferguson responded by confirming reports that Rooney has asked for a transfer (again) and Shreeves seemed a bit stunned by the straight forward reply. Said Ferguson:
"Well, I don't think Wayne was keen to play simply because he's asked for a transfer. I think he wants to think it through in his mind. I think that's a good idea. We're not going to let him go. And I think maybe he's a little bit frustrated that he's been taken off once or twice in the last few weeks."
On the topic of Ferguson's retirement, Shreeves brought up how unexpected the announcement was. After all, Ferguson has maintained for years now that he would continue as long as his health would allow and even wrote in his matchday program notes a mereRead More »from Alex Ferguson admits Rooney transfer request, says he’s retiring to spend time with his wife