Moyes says once again that the England international is staying.
New Manchester United manager David Moyes has once again reiterated the fact that Wayne Rooney will not be leaving Old Trafford for Chelsea, or anyone.
The Blues have admitted that they placed an official offer for Rooney – which the Red Devils rejected – but Moyes is not budging on his stance.
“The club’s position has not changed,” the 50-year-old was quoted on BBC Sport.
United chief exectutive Ed Woodward has flown home from United’s tour of Australia to sort out the pressing transfer issues, including the saga of the England international but also the Premier League champions’ pursuit of Barcelona’s Cecs Fabregas.
“I’m in contact with our chief executive who is dealing with the issue and hope to know more in a day or so,” Moyes added in connection with the Spaniard.
Rooney is also back in England to be treated for a hamstring injury, but the likliness of the forward staying at the Theatre of Dreams seems to get slimmer and slimmer every day.
The 27-year-old was said to be ‘angry and confused’ by the boss’ comments about the striker playing as back-up to Robin Van Persie and that, coupled with the Englishman’s previous transfer request, suggests Rooney could be on his way.
Although Moyes wants to show a tough stance about the club’s stars leaving, an unsettled and sulky Rooney would only serve as a negative effect on the dressing room and an expensive luxury on United’s books.
However, the Scot would rather sell the attacker to a foreign side as supposed to a direct league rival such as Chelsea.