David Moyes has claimed that the reason the club won’t entertain bids for Wayne Rooney is because we need him… in case Robin van Persie gets injured.

“Overall, my thought on Wayne is, if for any reasons we had an injury to Robin van Persie, we’ll need him,” said Moyes. “Wayne can play up on his own, he can play dropped in. It’s going to be a time to see how I work with Wayne. Manchester United isn’t about Wayne Rooney. Manchester United is about the team – the club. I won’t allow Wayne Rooney to become more important than the football club and the football team, because that’s the heart of it. Maybe in a year’s time we might have to look at something else. The first year I have to get a chance to see the players and how best to use them.”




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