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Wayne Rooney not for sale - Moyes

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Manchester United boss David Moyes is adamant that Wayne Rooney will not be leaving Old Trafford this summer, despite continued speculation suggesting otherwise.

Chelsea are reported to have submitted two bids for the England international, but Moyes' stance remains the same - Rooney is going nowhere.

Speaking in the wake of United's 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield, Moyes told reporters: "We don't want to sell Wayne."

When questioned as to why the 27-year-old had been training with the Manchester United reserves, Moyes added: "I didn't fall out with Wayne. He trained with the reserves by his own request.

"I'm quite enjoying talking about Wayne because so many of you are getting it wrong. He will not be sold."

Rooney has been called up to Roy Hodgson's England squad for Wednesday's friendly fixture with Scotland - a decision Moyes is more than happy with.

"I want him to join up (with the England squad)," added Moyes.

"He trained with us yesterday (Saturday). He's not ready, you'll probably see that in the game. He'll probably play a chunk of the game.

"He's had no football. He's had 45 minutes against Real Betis in a friendly when he hurt his shoulder.

"Apart from that, since the day he got back for pre-season, he's got no match action.

"So you probably wouldn't expect somebody in that condition to be playing for a long period."

Despite the constant speculation, Rooney remains a key player for Manchester United and the Old Trafford outfit would loathe to lose one of their most prized assets.

Rooney, who joined United in 2004 from Everton, is unlikely to feature in United's Premier League curtain raiser away to Swansea on Saturday due to a lack of game time.

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