Ancelotti was first choice to replace Ferguson, not Moyes
David Moyes may be set for his biggest test next season as he looks to continue the work done by Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United but the Everton manager may not have been the first choice to replace Ferguson at Old Trafford. The Daily Star understands that the Premier League champions approached PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti to succeed Ferguson with the Scot issuing a personal plea to the Italian but the former-Chelsea manager turned down the offer to return to England as he wants the Real Madrid job. Ancelotti’s rejection forced United to turn to Moyes and the Scot signed a 6-year deal to replace Ferguson.
Bayern rule out Rooney bid
Wayne Rooney’s future is going to be the subject of much speculation all summer after the striker’s request for a transfer away from Old Trafford. But Munich will not be the England international’s destination after Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer ruled out a bid for the Manchester United striker. Rooney’s future in Manchester is now in the hands of new United manager David Moyes but Bayern have distanced themselves from the 27-year old. ESPN quotes Sammer saying, “I don't know what Rooney would bring to the Bundesliga. I can't answer that. I can answer that we have great respect for Wayne Rooney but there has been no contact with him. There is no contact and he's not on the agenda. No, no. Absolutely not."