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Wayne Rooney still not for sale, says Moyes

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Rooney has been on international duty this week (©GettyImages)
Rooney has been on international duty this week (©GettyImages).

Manchester United manager David Moyes has reiterated his desire to keep forward Wayne Rooney at the club.

Speculation has been high about the striker's future with Premier League duo Arsenal and Chelsea both interested in the 27-year-old, with the latter already having two formal bids rejected for the Englishman by the Red Devils.

And after new boss, David Moyes, held talks with the striker, the ex-Everton boss made it clear that the striker wouldn't be sold this summer.

During an interview after watching his side beat Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield at Wembley, Moyes reiterated his intentions for Rooney and once again confirmed that the striker is not for sale.

"We don't want to sell Wayne," Moyes stated.

"I have not fallen out with Wayne and the reason he trained with the reserves was because he wanted to because he wasn't allowed any contact."

Despite currently nursing an injury, Rooney has been called up to the England squad to face Scotland, but Moyes has revealed that he is happy that he's been selected.

"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."

United begin their Premier League campaign away at Swansea City this weekend and will be hoping Rooney can make the squad as they prepare to defend their league title.

 

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