Wayne Rooney has asked to leave Manchester United: Alex Ferguson

Wayne Rooney was omitted from the match-day squad for Ferguson's final match in charge at Old Trafford because he has submitted an official transfer request.

updated: May 12, 2013 23:59 IST
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Outgoing Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson confirmed on Sunday that striker Wayne Rooney has asked to leave the club for the second time in three years.

Ferguson, who retires at the end of the season, dropped Rooney for the 2-1 win over Swansea City in his final home game, and said the England international had not been in the right frame of mind to play.

"I don't think Wayne was keen to play because he's asked for a transfer and he wants to think it through in his mind. I think that's a good idea," Ferguson told Sky Sports.

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