Wayne Rooney has suffered a few turbulent weeks at Manchester United.
With transfer rumours regarding a possible exit to Chelsea, the striker's future at the club has seemed very uncertain.
However, United manager David Moyes, speaking ahead of Sunday's clash against Liverpool, has praised the striker.
He said: "Wayne Rooney has been a great player for many years for Manchester United.
"I felt he played very well the other night and he's looking in good condition and is mentally in good shape too."
Rooney completed his first game of the season in a hard fought draw against Chelsea on Monday night.
The England international looked lively as he hustled and bustled the Blues players around the pitch. His performance seemed to show that he was still happy to be a United player.
Rooney thanked the Old Trafford faithful for their support after the game.
The 27-year-old then went on to say: “It was an unbelievable reaction from the fans, so thank you. I really appreciate your support. It means a lot.”
Moyes confirmed United's stance on a Rooney deal and reiterated that United have always said he was not for sale.
"We told you and everybody else from day one, Moyes said.
"There isn't anything else to add." United have maintained throughout the summer that Rooney will not be sold, despite Mourinho lodging bids of £20 million and £30 million for the striker.
With Chelsea's recent signing of Samuel Eto’o on a one year deal it seems that the Blues interest in Rooney has floundered and it appears he will stay in the North West this season.
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