Rooney set to play in Manchester United pre-season friendly

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The England striker has been taking over headlines all summer with speculation around his future, but new Manchester United manager David Moyes has said today that he is expecting Wayne Rooney to play on August 6 against AIK Fotboll.

The 27-year old spent just 24 hours on the club's pre-season tour of Asia before flying back home from Thailand with a hamstring injury.

Moyes told BBC Sport: "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."

Moyes maintained that Rooney is not for sale despite bids from their Premier League rivals.

He said: "We have said, and the club have said, he is not for sale. That has not changed."

Rooney looked to have lost his place in the side since the arrival of Robin van Persie last season, and he is said now to be angered and confused with word coming out of Old Trafford being that van Persie is the main striker at the club.

The former Everton striker has also insisted that he will not accept a role behind the former Arsenal player at United.

The former fan favourite has not featured for the club since May 5, in a 1-0 defeat at home to Chelsea, so this would be his first appearance in three months if he plays a part.


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