Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney has claimed he has been given 'a new lease of life' by the appointment of David Moyes as Manchester United manager.
Speaking after Manchester United's 1-0 win over Real Sociedad, Rooney was full of praise for his new boss.
"The new coach has come in and given me a new lease of life," he said to BBC. "I'm really enjoy working under David Moyes."
It appeared as if Rooney was going to leave Manchester United in the summer, following his falling out with previous manager Sir Alex Ferguson, a point documented in Ferguson's newly released autobiography in which Ferguson claimed that Rooney had lost his 'thrust' last season due to a lack of fitness.
But Rooney is refusing to dwell on the comments made in the highly anticipated book.
"That's the past, I'm looking to the future" said the striker, who also went on to say that he was glad Ferguson had cleared up the events which led to his discontentment
"He has come back and corrected the story that I put a transfer request in," said Rooney. "He's gone back and proven that I didn't."
Rooney's comments will come as a relief to David Moyes, who has endured a difficult start to the season and who has not always had a harmonious relationship with the striker.
Moyes was Rooney's manager at Everton in 2004 when he was sold to Manchester United, and sued the striker for comments he made about the transfer in his own autobiography, which also led to Rooney being forced to make a formal apology in 2008.
But the pair have since reconciled, with Moyes deserving credit for the way in which he has both kept Rooney at the club and coaxed some very impressive performances out of him.
Rooney maintained his good form in the win over Real Sociedad, with the own goal coming as a direct result of his good play, and the striker was pleased with the overall performance.
"I thought we played some great football" he said. "We should have won the game by three, four or five, but I'm happy we got the win, that's the most important thing."
The result leaves Manchester United at the top of group A, with seven points from their first three games.
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