Manchester United manager David Moyes has confirmed that striker Wayne Rooney will not feature in the club's Community Shield match this weekend - amid speculation that he doesn't want to be at the club anymore.

The first piece of silverware will be on the line this weekend as the Premier League champions face the FA Cup winners for the Community Shield and it looks like an injury will keep Rooney out of the action.

The English striker picked up a shoulder injury against Real Betis and Moyes believes he won't be fit in time to return for the Wembley encounter with recently-relegated Wigan Athletic, now managed by Owen Coyle, after Roberto Martinez took over at Everton replacing now-United boss David Moyes.

Rooney's future has been a hot topic in the transfer window so far after the striker reportedly handed in a transfer request at the end of last season. 

However, United have made it clear that they are not willing to sell their star man despite Premier League rivals Chelsea and Arsenal being seriously interested in the 27-year-old.

Moyes made it clear that he wasn't for sale at any price, but then made further comments on the situation by saying Rooney is a back-up to Robin van Persie, a comment which annoyed Rooney and made him want to leave even more.

However, the United boss has revealed that Rooney will only miss the game on Sunday because he is injured, not because he wants to leave.

"I don't think he is going to be fit and available. Of course we are still hoping he will, but I have a feeling he won't make it," said Moyes.

 

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