Manchester United and Wayne Rooney moved swiftly on Friday to deny a report that the striker was poised to leave Old Trafford, dismissing the claim as "nonsense."

Wayne Rooney

A joint statement issued by United and Rooney late Friday dismissed  talk about Rooney's exit.

"We can assure all United fans that the manager and the club are committed to Wayne Rooney and Wayne is committed to the manager and the club," said the statement.