Sam Allardyce has denied that he has had a rift with Everton star Wayne Rooney, with the forward having been linked with a move to the MLS.
Wayne Rooney has been a name that has dominated headlines for well over a decade, but his name been in the media once again this week with reports suggesting he is on the verge of making a move to DC United.
It has been suggested that the former Bolton boss has had a disagreement with England’s all time leading goalscorer which is forcing him out of his boyhood club, but speaking to talkSPORT, Allardyce said that there is ‘no problem’ between the pair:
“People are stirring things up in the media all across the country by trying to say there is a problem between me and Rooney,” said Allardyce.
“I can assure you one thousand percent there is no problem between me and Rooney.”
Rooney was visibly dissatisfied after being substituted during the most recent Merseyside Derby last month, and despite being the club’s top scorer this season, has only played a full 90 minutes in nine of the Blues League games this season.
Allardyce only took over at Goodison Park back in November, but led the Toffees from the brink of the relegation zone up into ninth.
Despite leading the club to safety, he is not a popular figure amongst the Everton Faithful due to his direct style of play. Now, with one of the club’s star players set to leave after just one year, Big Sam has denied he is responsible for the potential departure.
He added: “People should stop throwing accusations out there that are untrue.
“Me and Rooney have handled this very maturely and very professionally.
“It’s now in the hands of Wayne, his representatives and our board.”
It has been claimed that the former Manchester United captain has agreed a deal in principle with DC United, and will join up with his new side on July 10th when the MLS mid-season transfer window opens.