Manchester United manager David Moyes expects Wayne Rooney to return to action against Swedish side AIK Fotboll on 6 August, the BBC reports.

Earlier this month Rooney flew home from Thailand due to a hamstring injury after spending just 24 hours on the pre-season tour, but is expected to be back for the friendly fixture in Sweden.

Moyes stated: "I do expect Wayne to be in Stockholm. As far as I know he is coming on.

"He has started light jogging and the feedback from the physios is that he is progressing, so hopefully those dates will still be right when we get back."

Rooney’s future at United has been under speculation, and the 27-year-old England striker has been subject to a bid from United’s Premier League rivals Chelsea. But Moyes has again insisted that Rooney is not for sale.

After United’s 3-2 defeat by Yokohama F Marinos in a pre-season friendly in Japan, Moyes told reporters: "We have said, and the club have said, he is not for sale. That has not changed."

Rooney has expressed his disappointment to the senior officials of the club, insisting that he is not happy to play a role as a back up to Robin van Persie. The former Everton striker was left reportedly angered and confused when Moyes hinted that the Dutchman is the number one striker at the club.

Rooney’s last appearance for United was in the 1-0 defeat against Chelsea on 5 May, and he did not feature in the final two Premier League matches of last season.


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