David Moyes insists Wayne Rooney is committed to Manchester United
In his recent press conference, Moyes revealed he had several conversations with Rooney regarding his future with Manchester United and the England international had said that he was eager to stay at the club and aiming to break Sir Bobby Charlton’s goal-record for the club.
Rooney, who handed in his second transfer request in three years soon after Sir Alex Ferguson retired, has been strongly linked with moves to Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.
Arsenal had their bid for Rooney rejected last week. Since the Gunners are pursuing Real Madrid’s wantaway star Gonzalo Higuain. The deal is in reportedly in its final stage, which is why Arsenal can be considered out of the competition. Therefore, now Chelsea are the frontrunners for Rooney.
Despite all rumors linking Rooney to moves from Manchester United, Moyes insists the English forward is ready to play under the colors of Manchester Untied next season.
“Wayne is not for sale,” Moyes said. “He is a Manchester United player and will remain a Manchester United player. I see a glint in his eye. He looks happy, he looks like he will knuckle down and get himself right.
“I've been fortunate, I've known Wayne since he was 16. I've had several meetings with Wayne. He's training brilliantly well, he's come back in good shape and I'm really looking forward to working with him.
“I see a glint in his eye, he looks happy and if he is saying I'm going to knuckle down and get it right - let's not kid ourselves. He's a terrific player and let me reiterate, he's not for sale.”
Upon being questioned about comments made by Sir Alex Ferguson on Rooney’s departure, Moyes refused to bring any answers to his tongue. Reportedly, Rooney is unhappy with Manchester United’s approach and Moyes, but the new Scotsman rubbished such reports.
“We have spoken several times and what has happened before has gone now,” Moyes said. “I do not know what those two gentlemen said - Sir Alex Ferguson and Wayne Rooney. That conversation was private and as far as I am concerned. We are working together now.”