Moyes to begin Man Utd work next week but Rooney future not a priority

Incoming Manchester United manager David Moyes will begin his work at Old Trafford as early as next Monday but Wayne Rooney’s future will not be his only priority, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The 50-year-old Scot is not officially due to begin work at United until July 1 but is expected to begin initial plans for his new role next Monday, the day after his final match with Everton. There are still contract issues to be resolved at United involving Rio Ferdinand, Luis Nani and Anderson ahead of the new season, in addition to sorting out Wayne Rooney’s future.

The former Everton striker, who still has two more seasons on his contract at United, handed in a transfer request, which was rejected. Rooney did not feature in Sir Alex Ferguson’s last match at Old Trafford on Sunday, in which United beat Swansea 2-1 before receiving the Premier League trophy.

The 27-year-old did appear on the pitch with his teammates for the celebrations but was jeered by sections of the Old Trafford crowd. His future in Manchester will now depend on discussions with his former manager at Everton.

Ex-United defender Gary Neville has insisted that remaining at United is the best decision Rooney can make. “He is not someone who will make rash decisions but he needs people around him to give him good advice. He has an agent and friends. They need to be giving him the right advice,” Neville said.

This is the only club he should be playing at, Neville continued. “I have seen players join Real Madrid and other great clubs in Europe. But they always want to come back.

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