Rooney rubbishes reports about leaving Manchester United

Updated: Aug 30, 2012, 13:57 PM IST

London: Ace striker Wayne Rooney, who is recovering from a badly cut thigh, has rubbished reports about leaving Manchester United.

The England striker is recovering from a thigh injury that he suffered at the weekend against Fulham.

Boss Sir Alex Ferguson has always insisted that Rooney remains key to his plans, despite dropping him to the bench for Saturday’s win.

Dismissing speculation about leaving Old Trafford, Rooney tweeted: “Read the nonsense in the papers, and heard what people have to say. Absolute rubbish. Here to stay.”

Rooney faces at least four weeks out of action and will miss England’s upcoming games against Moldova and Ukraine, the Daily Star reports.