In David Moyes’ first press conference as Manchester United manager he confirmed that Wayne Rooney would not be sold this summer. He has had several meetings with the player and his agent and discussions will continue.
“Wayne’s not for sale,” Moyes said. “He’s a Man United player and will remain a Man United player.”
When asked whether Rooney himself has categorically said that he is staying, Moyes was reluctant to give a straight answer though.
“I do not know what those two gentlemen said – Sir Alex Ferguson and Wayne Rooney,” he continued. “That conversation was private and as far as I am concerned I am looking forward to working with Wayne. I see a glint in his eye. He looks happy, he looks like he will knuckle down and get himself right. He’s categorically training well. Wayne won’t be sold by Manchester United.”
Moyes also pointed out that Rooney is just 50 goals behind Sir Bobby Charlton’s record and he expects the striker to stay long enough to become our all time top scorer.
Nemanja Vidic, who was also present at the press conference, claimed that Rooney was in the “best shape for five years.”