Sir Alex Ferguson claims Wayne Rooney could not handle his booze & he was powerless to stop the player having affairs

SIR Alex Ferguson claims former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney could not handle booze.

And the retired manager, 79, told pal Alastair Campbell he was powerless to stop the player from having affairs.

Sir Alex met former Labour spin-doctor Alastair in 2010 — days after it was revealed married Rooney slept with a £1,000-a-night prostitute.

Alastair wrote in newly released diaries: “We chatted about Rooney. He sounded a bit down about him. The papers had been full of Rooney and prostitutes. I said, ‘What are you going to do about him?’

He replied, ‘What can I do? He is also the last guy who should take a drink’.”

Alastair, 63, also revealed Sir Alex feared an exodus of United stars over Rooney’s alleged attitude.

He writes: “According to Alex, Rooney was p***ing off the other players by trying to take control.” 

Rooney, 35, now Derby County boss, has been asked to comment.

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