Good to see that justice was done at the High Court yesterday, after news emerged that David Moyes won a cool £500,000 over allegations made by Wayne Rooney in his autobiography. The Manchester United striker played under the Scot at Everton and alleged that his manager had leaked details of a private conversation between the pair to a newspaper, something that Moyes categorically denied from day one. The Daily Record report:
Moyes’s solicitor Edwar Parladorio said: “Mr Moyes was not the source, direct or indirect, of anything in the article. There was no breach of confidence or betrayal of trust by MrMoyes.
“Happily, Mr Rooney, Mr Davies and HarperCollins Publishing appear here today, by their solicitor, to acknowledge they were mistaken, publicly withdraw the allegation and apologise.
“The defendants have also agreed to pay Mr Moyes a substantial sum in damages and his legal costs.”
Sarah Toolan, for the defendants, said they accepted the allegation “was untrue and sincerely apologise” for the “distress and embarrassment”.
Like Aston Villa, the Everton boss has proved himself as one of football’s nice guys by awarding the money to charity. Clearing his name was clearly the objective here and it’s a shame that the chavvy oik that goes by the name of Wayne Rooney gave his consent to lies being published. It’s also laughable that a player so young published an autobiography in the first place.