Schmeichel clarifies Roo comments

BY foxsports • April 12, 2011

The Old Trafford legend was reported to have told press in Denmark over the weekend that 'a change of scenery' would do Rooney good. Following a difficult season for the United striker, which has seen him become embroiled in an unsettling contract saga and banned for two matches for swearing into a television camera, Schmeichel said a fresh start would be beneficial for the England international. He told Ekstra Bladet: "It would be good for him to play for another club. Real Madrid, under Mourinho, is someone that could handle him and get the best out of him. "It is painful to say that that the best player you have, which he is at United, he is better off trying something new. "United will probably not sell him to another English club, but a change of scenery would help." Schmeichel has now insisted he was only hinting at possibilities for Rooney, not suggesting he should move on. He wrote on his personal Twitter account: "Was asked what would make Rooney happy. Only suggested a new challenge would make him happy. Never said he SHOULD move." The former United goalkeeper added later on: "I don't want anyone, especially Rooney, leaving United but he doesn't look happy at the place."


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