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Sir Alex Ferguson: Wayne Rooney is David Moyes' problem now


Sir Alex Ferguson is content to leave the problem of what to do about Wayne Rooney to new manager David Moyes.

Rooney has asked to leave Manchester United this summer even though he still has two years on his contract remaining.

Ferguson revealed last week the request had been turned down, and advised the England forward to get away during the summer, get his head sorted out and return refreshed.

United will not want to allow the 27-year-old to drift beyond the summer without some kind of clear vision of his future.

However, as Ferguson acknowledged, it is not his problem any more.

"I'm no longer interested in that," said the Scot. "Quite rightly, David is going to deal with it. I am happy with that."

United look set, however, to confirm the future of defender Rio Ferdinand early next week.

Press Association Sport understands negotiations over a new deal are at an advanced stage and provided there are no unforeseen hitches, an official announcement will be made.

United travel to West Brom tomorrow for Ferguson's 1,500th and final game in charge of United, bringing an end to a career in which he has won a staggering 13 Premier League title