Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed Wayne Rooney has apologised after ending a turbulent few days by agreeing a five-year contract with Manchester United.
The announcement was made by the Old Trafford club this lunchtime, ending one of the most amazing weeks in their history, which started with hints at unrest and included Rooney's own concerns about the direction United were heading in.
"Wayne has apologised to me and the players," Ferguson told Key103.
"He will also do so with the supporters."
Ferguson has revealed Rooney has apologised to him and the players and former United player Clayton Blackmore felt such action had to be taken.
He said on Sky Sports News: "He came out with a few things, saying the squad wasn't good enough and the ambition wasn't there. But the ambition's always there.
"I think he knew he had to apologise and I think everything will be swept under the carpet now and carry on where we left off about a month ago, before it all started."
Blackmore claimed the episode showed how influential Ferguson is.
"It think it just shows how strong and how powerful the manager is," he said.
The former Wales international added: "Things like this, when it looks like we've lost him and things have gone too far, now they've gone back together, it could work even better for us.
"Wayne could end up being an even better player, you just don't know."Reuse content