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Wayne Rooney thanks United fans

August 28, 2013
By ESPN staff

Wayne Rooney has thanked Manchester United fans for their support during Monday’s 0-0 Premier League draw with Chelsea at Old Trafford.

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The unsettled forward has been linked with an exit ever since former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said he had asked to leave the club for a second time.

Since then, Chelsea have made the England international their primary summer transfer target, and have seen two bids knocked back.

Following a number of injury problems, Rooney made his first start for United since April against the Blues, putting in an impressive display -- and he was backed from start to finish by the club’s supporters.

The 27-year-old has taken to his official Facebook account to thank the fans, with many having been expected to give him a hostile reception.

He wrote: “Here’s some pictures from Monday night’s game. It was an unbelievable reaction from the fans, so thank you. I really appreciate your support. It means a lot.”

It is believed Rooney will now remain at United after appearing to opt against submitting a transfer request.

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