Rooney to stay as Moyes prepares Manchester United for preseason tour
Manchester United manager David Moyes reiterated his desire to keep Wayne Rooney at the club in an interview to talkSPORT before leaving for preseason tour to Far East and Australia on Wednesday.
The new old Trafford boss insists Wayne Rooney is committed to Manchester United and wants to commit his future to the club. Such statements have arrived from Wayne Rooney’s teammates as well, but the 27-year-old England international has failed to clarify the situation himself.
David Moyes claims there have been no further developments of Wayne Rooney’s transfer saga. The Scotsman insists the Manchester will not be selling Wayne Rooney to any club, although the forward has been linked with big money moves to Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.
“Wayne is not for sale,” David Moyes said in an interview last Friday. “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.”
Wayne Rooney will travel with Manchester United to Bangkok on Wednesday to begin the preseason tour. David Moyes, who had intense talks over a contract renewal with Wayne Rooney last week, claims the forward has decided to commit to Manchester United.
“The club have already stated Wayne is not for sale,” David Moyes told talkSPORT. “I have met Wayne two, three, four times.
“A lot has been said about myself and Wayne over the years but we have a really good relationship. He came to my house, I have been to his recently to have a chat. Also he is here every day.
“I will say he is training great. They are telling me it is the best shape they have seen him in for a long time. From that point of view I am taking it as a positive and I am going to try and get the best Wayne Rooney I possibly can.”