Rooney enjoying life under Moyes at Man Utd

Wayne Rooney has revealed he is happy to be playing under David Moyes at Manchester United, BBC Sport has reported, after the striker played a large part in United’s Champions League win over Real Sociedad.

Rooney, who turns 28 on Thursday, appeared set to leave Old Trafford during the summer after a rift with former manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Ferguson had claimed Rooney asked to leave United and elaborated on the issue in his recently published autobiography, but Rooney insisted that was not the case and believes Ferguson’s writing actually supports his version of events.

But Rooney was reluctant to talk about Ferguson, only revealing he has not seen the former boss since the end of last season, instead focusing on his successor Moyes. “I’m happy under the new manager,” Rooney said. “The new coach that has come in [has given me] a new lease of life. I’m really enjoy working under David Moyes.

Rooney led the line for United in their 1-0 win over Sociedad, the goal coming in the second minute when Inigo Martinez put through his own net after a Rooney attempt hit the post. Rooney feels that the performance was one of United’s best of the season, but admits the scoreline should have been more emphatic. “I thought we played some great football,” Rooney said.

We should have won the game by three, four or five, but I’m happy we got the win, that’s most important thing,” he continued. “We defended well, a clean sheet is always pleasing. We created a lot of chances and on another day we will take them and win the game more comfortably.

The result leaves United top of Group A with seven points, one clear of Bayer Leverkusen and three ahead of Shakhtar Donetsk, who were soundly beaten by the Bundesliga side on Wednesday. Sociedad are propping up the table, yet to register a point.

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