During the summer, when rumours were rife that Wayne Rooney was set to leave the club, David Moyes answered every question on the striker by talking about how good Rooney looked in training.

Rooney has scored 7 goals in his past 8 games for club and country and Moyes has reiterated his faith in the player.

“I saw him like this on the first day of pre-season yet I had to keep telling everyone that was the case because the media thought it was different,” said Moyes. “I saw him in great form. He was in great fettle. His training was fantastic from day one. But people kept saying different things and I found it difficult to prove it different. You can see by his form and the goals he is scoring that what I was saying was right. He is certainly a main player for Manchester United and he is one of the main players for England; that is what we expected. He takes the responsibility, scores the goals when it is required. He has done that from a young age. But the age he is at now he has that maturity which shows in how he plays, the condition he is in and the way he is playing for both club and country.”