Old Trafford striker refuses to celebrate with team-mates in the Principality.
Unsettled Manchester United front man Wayne Rooney is said to still be determined to push through his controversial move away from Old Trafford this summer, despite featuring for the Premier League champions in their opening-day win at Swansea City on Saturday evening, according to reports in the Sunday Times.
The England international did not start in what was new head coach David Moyes’s first competitive match in charge of the Red Devils at the Liberty stadium, spending the first half in South Wales looking glum on the substitutes’ bench.
However, the 27-year-old was added to the fray after 15 minutes of the second half by the Scot and made an immediate impact as he helped to set up fellow striker Danny Welbeck for one of his two goals, as the champions made a convincing start to the defence of their Premier League title with a 4-1 win over the Swans.
Rooney, though, was seen not to celebrate with the rest of his United team-mates after having a hand in creating Netherlands international Robin van Persie’s second goal of the afternoon and it is understood that the attacker, who has netted 197 goals in 401 games for United, is still desperate to leave the north west this summer to join Chelsea.
And with a third and final bid of £40 million expected shortly for Rooney from from the west London club, the player is believed to be confident that Moyes will relax his previous hard-line stance and allow him to move to the Blues before the transfer window closes on Sept 2.