Wayne Rooney is on the shortlist for the Great Britain Olympic football squad, even though Team GB manager Stuart Pearce has promised no one will play at both this summer's European Championship and the London Games.
According to reports, the England's key striker is one of 10 Manchester United players on Pearce's latest list for London 2012which has infuriated United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Ferguson claims that with many Premier League players expected to be involved in the Games, clubs' preparations for the new season, which starts only seven days after the Olympic final in London on August 11, will be reduced to 'absolute chaos'.
Last week Pearce, still nominally in charge of England's plans for Euro 2012, cut his Olympic squad from an initial 191 to a shortlist of 80.
And Ferguson was staggered to learn that Rooney's name was alongside those of teammates Ryan Giggs, Ashley Young, Ben Amos, Tom Cleverley, Danny Welbeck, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Michael Carrick and Jonny Evans as Olympic possibles ahead of Tuesday's draw for the competition.