Wayne Rooney returns to Old Trafford for the first time since his move from Manchester United when Everton make the trip there this weekend
Reports in the tabloid press this week have claimed that the 31-year-old would make the request of the club following his arrest and subsequent charge for drink driving and the media circus around the state of his marriage to Colleen.
Sky Sports say that sources close to Rooney have confirmed that the striker hasn't asked Everton for any such time off "nor would any such request ever be made".
Rooney returned to Goodison Park as an Everton player this summer after 13 years with Manchester United and has scored both of the Blues' only Premier League goals so far this term.
He plays his first game at Old Trafford since his reported £10m move when Everton face the Red Devils this coming Sunday.