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The Press ‘Are Wrong, Wayne Rooney Will Not be Sold,” Insists Man United Boss David Moyes

Scott is adamant there has been no dispute with his star man this summer. 

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New Manchester United head coach David Moyes has claimed that he has not fallen out with unsettled front man Wayne Rooney, reports BBC Sport Online.

The coveted England international has been the subject of much interest of late in his services from United’s arch rivals Chelsea, with the west London club having already had two bids of £26 million and £30m for the player rejected by his employers.

And with the 27-year-old having made it clear that he wishes to depart Old Trafford this summer to move to Stamford Bridge, Rooney trained with the United reserves last week, while also not featuring in the Premier League champions’ 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday afternoon with an ankle injury.

However, Moyes has since gone on to insist that he and Rooney, who the Scot also managed during their time together at Everton between 2002 and 2004, have not fallen out, as had been suggested in many quarters of the national press.

“I didn’t fall out with Wayne,” Moyes said. “He trained with the reserves by his own request.

“I’m quite enjoying talking about Wayne because so many of you are getting it wrong. He will not be sold.”

Rooney has been at Old Trafford since the summer of 2004, when he joined the club from the Toffees for a fee of £25.6 million, and in the intervening nine-year period the forward has gone on to score an impressive 197 goals in just 401 appearances for the club.


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