Talking a good game

Posted by Mark Payne

Some quotes from our favourite football men.

Wayne Rooney’s journey

"David Gill did not give me any of the assurances I was seeking about the future squad."
Wayne Rooney during contract negotiations in 2010

"I couldn't really start the two of them."
Sir Alex Ferguson on Wayne Rooney and new signing Robin van Persie

"rumours are rubbish"
Rooney responds to reports he is to be sold on twitter

"I make the biggest mistake of my football career. In October, I release a statement which publicly questions my happiness at Old Trafford."
Excerpt from his latest autobiography published this week.

"I am looking forward to getting back into the team and trying to forge an understanding with him."
On Robin van Persie, United’s newest player who plays in the same position as him

Dimitar departs

"I wouldn't be surprised if he was at Tottenham. There are rumours going around. I do not think it is settled at Fulham."Sir Alex Ferguson

Fiorentina sporting director Daniel Prade accuses Juventus of "reckless and arrogant actions which have nothing to do with the values of honesty, fair play and ethics of sport."

"I reject their allegations. We entered into the business over Berbatov when we heard that he had refused Fiorentina."
Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta

"Nothing is what it seems, I'm not sure about Juventus."
Fulham manager Martin Jol

"I'm glad that he did not arrive. We will request to his agent the money we paid for their flight to come to Florence, 100%."
Fiorentina sporting director Daniel Prade

"He has lost, to some extent, my respect because of the way he treated me."
Berbatov on Sir Alex Ferguson

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