Wayne Rooney’s representatives are ready to assist police if they conduct an investigation into alleged threats made to Paul Stretford.
Stretford, a director of Proactive Sports Management Limited (part of the Formation Group) was one of the key players in the transfer of the 18-year-old striker to Manchester United from Everton.
He found himself the subject of abuse as he tried to broker a deal.
In a statement issued by Proactive tonight, the company said: “Negotiations were carried out on behalf of our client by one of the company’s directors Paul Stretford and his team.
“The board would like to place on record its thanks to Paul Stretford and his team for the manner in which they have conducted themselves during what has been a difficult period.
“Wayne Rooney has been the subject of a great deal of speculation surrounding the transfer and much has been inaccurate and sometimes malicious in its contents.
“Partly as a result of this, Paul Stretford and his family have recently received a number of threats from misguided people purporting to be football fans, details of which have been passed to the police.
“We will naturally co-operate fully with any investigation, which subsequently may take place.”
The company added: “Formation Group Plc is pleased to confirm the successful completion of the transfer of Wayne Rooney, a client of its Proactive Sports Management Limited division from Everton to Manchester United.
“In handling the negotiations on behalf of our client, Proactive Sports Management is pleased that the transfer has been completed to the satisfaction of all interested parties.”