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It would be "very strange" if Wayne Rooney left, says Quinton Fortune

'I can't see Rooney playing for anyone other than Manchester United' - Quinton Fortune

It would be "very strange" if Wayne Rooney left, says Quinton Fortune

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The former South Africa international remarks that it would be "very strange" to see the forward in a different shirt and hopes that new boss David Moyes will carry on winning

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By Juliet Bawuah

Former Manchester United defender Quinton Fortune feels that it would be "very strange" to see Wayne Rooney playing for another club.

As exclusively revealed by Goal, the former Everton star is "hell bent" on leaving Old Trafford, adamant that he will not work with incoming manager David Moyes.

Fortune finds it hard to picture the England international wearing any other club shirt, however, and hopes that he can be convinced to stay.

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"I can't see Rooney playing anywhere else," he told Goal. "Apart from Manchester United, he signed from Everton when David Moyes was the manager so it will be very strange to see him leave and I don't know if all the hype will come down to contract talks because that's how it seems lately but, for him, I hope he stays.

"He is a great player, he has done fantastic with Manchester United and it would be very strange to see him in another jersey than Manchester United's."

Fortune believes that the United squad, fresh from winning their 20th English league title this season, have perhaps been underappreciated, particularly after their narrow failure to win the Premier League in 2011-12.

"This is not been the best United squad yet they came back and won the league," the South African remarked. "It is never easy and people forget they lost the league [last season] on goal difference with the amount of money Manchester City spent.

"I do believe the club needs to win a Champions League in the next few years but the first goal of the new season is to retain the Premier League title and then look at winning Champions League."

Asked what Moyes's first priority in the job should be, Fortune replied: "Just keep wining and playing good football and, if he continues from where Sir Alex Ferguson left off, I think he will be there for a long time.

"Obviously, he has got his own way of doing things but I hope, at the end, it will come down to winning games. He is a good manager, he has walked into a club with great history with good crop of players and everything is possible for him.

"I'm sure he is a hungry manager. He has got a great record at Everton and now, with world-class players, I'm sure he will do much better in terms of winning trophies but he just has to keep winning."

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