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Rooney unaffected by Ferguson's book, claims Moyes

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David Moyes is convinced that Wayne Rooney will be unaffected despite the revelations made in Sir Alex Ferguson's new autobiography that the United striker demanded a move away from Old Trafford last summer. 

Ferguson's book, which was launched today, has sparked controversy given the combustive relationships he has shared with certain players over the years and the criticism he dishes out from players ranging from Roy Keane to David Beckham.

Rooney was always likely to be in this list, with the relationship between the pair deteriorating massively following Rooney's initial attempt to move from Old Trafford in 2010. 

In his book, Ferguson has stated that Rooney went to see him the day after they won the league and asked away after a season that had seen the England star dropped and played out of position frequently.

The culmination of this was United and Ferguson's final match - in which Rooney was dropped from the squad altogether.

The Scot attributed this to Rooney's failing fitness - something which reportedly angered the player, who has also disputed that he ever demanded a transfer.   

Despite the potential riveting comments made by Ferguson, however, Moyes is adamant that Rooney will remain unaffected after he dismissed suggestions that the launch of the book could unsettle the squad given their crucial Champions League match tomorrow against Real Sociedad.  

"I think Wayne is completely focused on his football, he has been since the first day back in pre-season. He's good in form, he's looking after himself and playing well," Moyes is quoted as saying on ITV Sport.

"Alex Ferguson can do what he wishes-he's his own man. Certainly everyone at Old Trafford would love to hear what he has to say, the supporters certainly would. He has great knowledge and I am sure a lot of people will enjoy reading it." 

"I am sure I will when the time arises- I have not got much time in this job, that's for sure." 

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