Rooney wants to prove fitness to Man Utd boss Moyes

Wayne Rooney has told Manchester United manager David Moyes that he needs to play more minutes to prove his fitness, the Sunday Telegraph has reported, but the striker is still holding out for a move to Chelsea.

Rooney played just over an hour for England in the midweek win over Scotland and was a second-half substitute during United’s 4-1 win over Swansea City, admitting after the match that he has endured a frustrating summer because of fitness problems that forced him to be away from the first team.

I haven’t had that many training sessions with the first team [at United] because they have been away,” Rooney, who has been suffering hamstring and shoulder injuries, said. “I might be lacking that bit of sharpness but hopefully that will come. I need to try and get a few more games in.

You always look forward to having a good pre-season. It’s important you do that. Unfortunately I got the injury to my hamstring and then to my shoulder. It’s been disappointing but you’ve got to deal with it.

The newspaper however claims Rooney is still not settled at Old Trafford and wants to move to Stamford Bridge, but United are insistent he is not for sale, with Rooney considering making a formal transfer request in an attempt to force the issue before the transfer window closes on September 2.

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