Rooney: Moyes convinced me to sign new deal & I've never had input on transfers

The Manchester United striker is keen to move on from the Sir Alex Ferguson era and concentrate on success with the current boss and dismissed claims regarding his new deal
Wayne Rooney says David Moyes was key to the striker signing a new deal with Manchester United before dismissing talk he asked for input on future club transfers.

The England international penned a new five-and-a-half-year contract with the Old Trafford outfit in February, believed to be worth a record £300,000 a week, to end fresh speculation regarding his future.

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Rooney has previously handed in two transfer requests at United under Sir Alex Ferguson, but is now keen to move on from past troubles and focus on a period of success under Moyes.

"David Moyes' influence on me signing the new contract was absolutely massive," Rooney told the Daily Mirror.

"Certain issues did arise last season that I wasn't happy about. But out of respect to Sir Alex Ferguson I won't talk about what went on because as far as I'm concerned it's all in the past.

"When David Moyes took over he made it clear to me straight away that he wanted to draw a line under last season. And the key thing was when he assured me that he had total belief in me.

"Just as important, he also told me things that I probably didn't want to hear. He told me I had lost something from my game and that I needed to get back to basics.

"The boss reminded me about the player I was. He wanted to know what had happened to all my aggression. He said that I'd lost something important from my game – and he wanted it back."

It was speculated that Rooney was unhappy with the lack of quality being bought by United in the transfer window, namely the sole purchase of Marouane Fellaini during the summer, but the striker strongly denied the claims.

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Rooney added: "I want to be clear about this: I have never asked the club for any input about transfers. To suggest otherwise is crazy.

"Who we buy and sell is nothing to do with me. It never has been and it never will. David Moyes is the manager and decisions like that are for him to make."