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David Moyes Confirms Talks with Want-Away Manchester United Forward Are Ongoing

Scot is known to be keen to keep key attacker in the north west next season. 

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New Manchester United head coach David Moyes has revealed that he has been to the house of Wayne Rooney recently in order to persuade the unsettled front man to remain at Old Trafford next season, reports the Daily Mirror.

The England international has been the subject of much speculation of late linking the player with a possible big-money move away from the north west  when the summer transfer window reopened at the start of July, with the likes of London giants Chelsea and Arsenal both thought to be keen on signing the 27-year-old star.

And the reason why these stories have been doing the rounds are that the attacker himself reportedly handed in a transfer request at the back-end of the previous campaign, although Rooney himself strongly denies that suggestion.

However, now new United boss Moyes is thought to be determined to keep hold of the player who he originally handed his Premier League debut to while the pair worked together at Everton more than a decade ago, before Rooney then left Goodison Park for the Red Devils in a deal worth £25.6 million in Aug 2004.

And in the intervening period, Rooney has netted an eye-catching 197 goals in just 400 matches in all competitions for United, with the Scot revealing that: “The club has said that Wayne is staying, and he’s not for sale.

“I’ve met him on several occasions recently. Wayne has been to my house, I’ve been to his, and obviously we’re here [at the training ground] every day.

“A lot has been said about me and Wayne over recent years, but we have a good relationship.

“He’s trained great. They [people at the club] are telling me they’ve never seen him in better shape. That’s positive.

“He’s not for sale and I will try to get the best Wayne Rooney I possibly can.”


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