Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney has admitted falling out with Sir Alex Ferguson during his final season but denies putting in a transfer request.

Rooney says he went to see Ferguson, who was United manager for 26 years, after being dropped in 2013.

“It’s not just me who’s had a fall-out with him,” added the forward, 29, in Rooney – The Man Behind The Goals, to be shown on BBC One on 5 October.

“I don’t know what happened or why that came out that way.”

The England captain added: “I went in to see him and just said if you’re not going to play me it might be better I moved on – then all of a sudden it’s all over the press I put in a transfer request, which I never did.”

Rooney did ask to leave United in October 2010 when the former Everton player pulled out of contract talks, saying he had not received

“any of the assurances I was seeking about the future squad”.

Ferguson said at the time he was “dumbfounded” by Rooney’s desire to leave but, 48 hours later, Rooney signed a new five-year deal.

United went on to win the title that season, and Rooney later said

staying at the club was the best decision of his career.

More to follow.