Rooney arrives at United training
Wayne Rooney has arrived at Manchester United's training ground ahead of what could be a key day in deciding his future.
Sky sources understand the England striker is due to hold face-to-face talks with new United manager David Moyes at Carrington after becoming frustrated at his first-team role last season.
But Rooney is yet to comment publicly on the speculation amid reports he disputes Ferguson's version of events.
A previous transfer request in the autumn of 2010 ended with Rooney signing a new deal at Old Trafford and helping the club to the Premier League title later that season.
But Ferguson's former assistant Mike Phelan, who left United earlier this summer, has questioned whether the 27-year-old forward really wants to stay this time.
He said: "Wayne is at the greatest club you can be at.
"Why would you want to jeopardise that, unless you want a fresh challenge and you feel that challenge isn't being met at Manchester United?"