David Moyes reiterates that Wayne Rooney won’t be going anywhere.
David Moyes has again claimed that Manchester United’s 27-year-old forward will not be leaving Old Trafford this summer, according to BBC Sport.
The Wayne Rooney saga has started to symbolise Moyes’ first summer at the club.
“It’s hard to keep repeating myself. But I will do. Wayne is a Manchester United player and will remain that,” said Moyes, Manchester United’s new 50-year-old manager.
“Unless I was speaking double Dutch I think we said Wayne Rooney is not for sale.”
The new United manager is clearly becoming increasingly frustrated by the media’s never-ending questions regarding the forward’s future, but Rooney’s silence on the issue is deafening. Until the player publicly states that he will remain at Old Trafford, Moyes can expect to answer questions on Rooney for a while yet.
The Scottish manager has been so adamant that Rooney will remain a United player, if any potential transfer does indeed materialise, Moyes will surely be left feeling undermined by his club.
Speculation has increased after new Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho stated his admiration for the 27-year-old England man yesterday.
Moyes though, was not keen to be drawn in to early season mind games against the Portuguese, and played down Mourinho’s mischievous comments.
“People are entitled to talk about good players. I’m getting asked plenty of questions about Wayne so I’m sure Jose will be getting asked about lots of players as well,” Moyes added.
Moyes will no doubt have some more difficult press conferences to endure this week after his United side lost 1-0 in their first friendly match to a make-shift Thailand All-Stars XI in Bangkok today.