Moyes wins pay-out over Rooney libel

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Everton manager David Moyes accepted "substantial" libel damages at the High Court on Tuesday over an allegation in Wayne Rooney´s autobiography which accused him of a "serious breach of trust".

The undisclosed sum is being paid to Moyes by Rooney, co-author Hunter Davies and publisher HarperCollins, a judge in London heard. Solicitor Edward Parladorio, for Moyes, told Mr Justice Eady that in the autobiography, Wayne Rooney - My Story So Far, his client was accused of "a serious breach of trust towards a young player under his management".

He said Moyes was accused of leaking the contents of a private and confidential conversation, during which the star stated his intention to leave Everton, to a local newspaper.

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