David Moyes’ first press conference as the new manager of Man United was highlighted by his announcement that the club will not be selling Wayne Rooney, according to BBC
The Scotsman admitted that he had spoken with the England international “several times”, and stated categorically that the 27-year-old would not be going anywhere, though he did not necessarily confirm that Rooney had expressed an explicit desire to stay.
Moyes said that he did not know what had been said during the now infamous meeting between Rooney and Sir Alex Ferguson at the end of last season, to which Ferguson publically stated that Rooney had asked for a transfer, but said that Rooney was training well and would be staying at Old Trafford.
“Wayne Rooney is not for sale. He’s a Manchester United player and will remain a Manchester United player. Wayne won’t be sold by Manchester United.
“Whatever happened before has gone now. We are working together now. I have seen a glint in his eye, he looks happy and looks as if he is going to knuckle down.”
Rooney’s team-mate Nemanja Vidic, who was sitting next to the new United boss as club captain, also confirmed that Rooney is looking good in training and echoed Moyes’ sentiment that the former Everton starlet is improving his condition.
He said: “Wayne has trained really well and is in the best shape for the last five years.”
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