Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney is not for sale insists new manager David Moyes despite Jose Mourinho identifying the England international as Chelsea’s sole transfer target this summer.
Rooney has been left feeling ‘angry and confused’ earlier in the week following his treatment by United after he returned home early from United’s pre-season tour of Asia and Australia due to a hamstring injury.
The former Everton player was reportedly unhappy at comments made by David Moyes last weekend suggesting that the England international will only be a back-up to Dutch striker Robin van Persie.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of United’s next pre season tie, he said: “The club's position has not changed."
Chelsea have already had one bid for Rooney rejected earlier in the week.
The forward was at Manchester United’s training complex on Thursday for an ongoing treatment on his hamstring injury after flying home early.
Manchester United are preparing to play against A-League All Stars in Sydney Australia on Saturday.
Champions United have yet to make any major moves in the transfer window so far, having missed out on Barcelona’s midfielder Thiago Alcantara, after the Spanish international opted for a reunion with former manager Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich.
They have been linked to Everton left-back Leighton Baines and have had their first bid for the Englishman rejected.
United’s chief executive Ed Woodward has left United’s pre season tour to continue negotiations for Spanish World Cup winner Cesc Fabregas. They have had a formal offer rejected by Barcelona already.
David Moyes is quietly confident of securing the Spanish international and when asked what the latest position is, he said: "I couldn't tell you exactly, the chief executive [Woodward] is dealing with it. Hopefully we'll know more in the next few days.
"We are trying very hard to make some additions. Hopefully there will be some good news in the not too distant future."
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