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Manchester Utd.’s Rooney to Start F.A. Cup Match Against Chelsea

March 10, 2013

Wayne Rooney was named to start in Manchester United’s team for today’s F.A. Cup quarterfinal against Chelsea at Old Trafford.

There’s been speculation over the striker’s future at United after he was left out of the starting line-up for the Champions League match against Real Madrid last week. United lost 2-1 and failed to reach the quarterfinals.

United manager Alex Ferguson has dismissed talk about Rooney leaving. He said the player will be offered a new contract before his current deal ends in 2015, the Mail on Sunday reported today.

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