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Ferguson distances Rooney from PSG move

19 April 2013 15:34

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has dismissed speculation linking Wayne Rooney with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

The England international striker has recently been linked with a move away from Old Trafford, with the French capital touted as a possible destination for the 27-year-old.

Ferguson's decision to substitute Rooney in the second half of their Premier League clash with West Ham has added spice to rumours of an impending exit but the Scot was quick to play down talk of a potential transfer, despite remaining coy over whether the striker will have his Old Trafford deal extended.

He said: "I couldn't tell you about new contract talks. [But] I don't think there is anything in [the PSG link].

"As far as taking him off the other night, it was simple; he wasn't playing as well as Shinji Kagawa was. In so many games Wayne Rooney is better than most players. But on the night Shinji was playing so well."

Ferguson will be without the services of winger Ashley Young for the remainder of the campaign due to the ankle injury that he sustained in United's defeat to local rivals Manchester City on April 8.

"Ashley is out for the season," the Scot told MUTV. "It's unfortunate and it's a bad blow.

"We thought it'd be maybe two or three weeks but we took him down to a specialist in London and the prognosis was not very good at all. We're going to lose him for the rest of the season."

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