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Moyes exasperated over Rooney

11 Aug 2013 20:31:55

Moyes exasperated over Rooney

David Moyes insists there is no rift between himself and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.

And the United manager has restated that the club's policy is not to sell the disgruntled striker who has been the subject of two bids from Chelsea.

Moyes revisited the subject of Rooney after the United boss had landed the first trophy of his Old Trafford reign with a routine 2-0 victory against Wigan in the Community Shield.

In a prickly post-match press conference Moyes also confirmed Rooney would join up with Roy Hodgson's England squad for Wednesday's friendly against Scotland at Wembley despite having been ruled out of all United's pre-season games with hamstring and shoulder problems.

Moyes, a fervent Scot, initially was tongue in cheek when he said: "You don't think I'd send England a fit player, do you."

But then he attacked some sections of the press for questioning why Rooney, who has been suffering from a shoulder injury, had trained recently with United reserves.

Moyes said: "I spoke to Roy for about two hours at different times. Roy knows the situation. Wayne has trained. Some of you might not like hearing this but I didn't fall out with Wayne.

"Wayne trained with the reserves because it was his asking. He couldn't have contact, it was a shoulder injury and we used him as a floating player which means he doesn't play in either team, he plays between them both.

"He played as a floating player so he didn't get injured so anybody who wrote anything else was misleading their readers."

When asked if United's policy is that he will not be sold Moyes replied: "Correct."


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