Neville: Rooney won't go AWOL
Gary Neville insists that Wayne Rooney would never go AWOL on Manchester United in order to force his way out of the club.
The striker is seemingly pushing for a move away from the club he has spent nine years with, and Chelsea have had two bids rejected.
But Sky Sports' Neville, who is part of the England coaching staff and is helping them prepare for the friendly with Scotland at Wembley, maintains his belief that Rooney will not leave his former club.
Asked if Rooney would continue fighting for United, he said: "Absolutely, 100 per cent.
"This is not somebody who is going to go AWOL. I would be amazed if that ever happened.
"He's a street footballer, he's someone who, speaking to people this week, is training hard, wanting to play, wanting to do well, and keeping his professionalism about him.
"He went through a situation (a bust-up with Sir Alex Ferguson) two or three years ago if you remember.
"It was quite a public situation but he still continued to want to play football.
"We are all big enough to understand that players want to leave clubs, but I think there is a way to leave a club.
"If United decide not to sell him, I think that he will go about his business in absolutely the way he has done previously."