Moyes: Wayne Rooney will not be sold
Manchester United news: David Moyes says Wayne Rooney is staying put
David Moyes says Wayne Rooney will not be leaving Manchester United this summer.
Rooney's future has been the subject of intense debate ever since former boss Sir Alex Ferguson claimed that he had put in the second transfer request of his Old Trafford career on the last day of the 2012/13 season.
Since then rumours have been rife that he could be on his way out of Old Trafford, with the likes of Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich all said to have been circling.
Speaking in his first official press conference since being named as Ferguson's successor, Moyes moved to dismiss the rumours, insisting that the England striker is going nowhere.
"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," the Scot said.
"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."
Despite the former Everton boss's claims he refused to confirm whether Rooney, who has two years left on his current contract, has reiterated his desire to stay put.
Rooney's relationship with Ferguson is believed to have soured towards the end of the Scot's time in charge.
Ferguson, who dropped Rooney for a key Champions League fixture against Real Madrid, reportedly questioned Rooney's fitness, while the 28-year-old is said to have been angry his ex-boss for saying he had handed in a transfer request.
"We are working and trying everything to get Wayne to the level where everybody can benefit," continued Moyes. "I can tell you categorically Wayne is training fantastically well."
Moyes refused to respond to questions about Manchester United's transfer plans, which reportedly include moves for Everton's Leighton Baines, superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Thiago Alcantara.