• Posted on: 24 April 2012

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been relieved of some of the stress concerning Wayne Rooney after it was revealed that the England striker will not qualify for the London Olympics if he is picked up by the England national team for the Euro 2012.

Sir Alex Ferguson recently condemned the decision by team GB manager Stuart Pearce to include the 26-year-old in the preliminary squad for the London Olympics 2012.

This would have meant that Wayne Rooney would have missed the crucial first few weeks of the next season for United along with the incredible amount of football he would be subjected to over the next few months.

This left manager Sir Alex Ferguson in rage after he said that Stuart Pearce had promised him that he will not include Wayne Rooney in the squad for the London Olympics. Along with Rooney, Ryan Giggs has also been included.

They are the two senior players to be included from the Manchester United squad, while there are 8 other United players on the short list as well. Now, the English Football Association has confirmed that Rooney will not be eligible to play in the Olympics if he plays for the England national team at the Euro 2012. Rooney is suspended for the first three matches of Euro 2012.

"It's ridiculous, utter chaos. I have no idea how badly other clubs are affected but I would imagine Tottenham will have a few, like Gareth Bale. Aston Villa have a lot of younger players as well - that is all Alex McLeish needs. We'll be left with only one senior goalkeeper because Ben Amos has been nominated by Team GB and De Gea will be at the Olympics with Spain," said Sir Alex Ferguson regarding the inclusion of Wayne Rooney in the Team GB.