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The England striker has dismissed speculation linking him with a potential move away from Old Trafford this summer following Robin van Persie's arrival at the club

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has slammed reports claiming that he wishes to leave the club, dismissing them as "nonsense".

The 26-year-old was left on the bench for United's 3-2 win over Fulham last weekend as new signings Shinji Kagawa and Robin van Persie were handed forward roles.
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The former Everton striker also sustained a gash to his right thigh when appearing as substitute in the win and is expected be out for four weeks.

However, Rooney has been quick to quell any talk of him leaving Old Trafford, taking to social networking site Twitter to calm the fears of United fans.

He tweeted: "Read the nonsense in the papers and heard what people have to say. Absolute rubbish. #heretostay"

As a result of his injury, Rooney is expected to miss England's World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine next month.


 

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