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Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Ertugrul Saglam plays down Rooney impact...
Bursaspor coach Ertugrul Saglam does not believe that the controversy surrounding Wayne Rooney will distract Manchester United during Wednesday night's Champions League fixture between the two sides. "These problems occur from time to time with players," Saglam said. "We have experienced something similar ourselves in the last couple of weeks, so I know what it is like to have player problems. "But Manchester United have the depth of quality in their squad to know that whoever they put in to replace Rooney is likely to be of a very high standard. I certainly don't think it is going to be an advantage for us, or a disadvantage for them." Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed in an extraordinary press conference on Tuesday that Rooney has informed the club he will not be signing a new deal and that the striker is "adamant" he will seek alternative employment.