Moyes is pleased with Rooney’s fitness and is looking forward to working with the forward.
New Manchester United manager David Moyes has expressed his delight at the fitness and work ethic of want-away striker Wayne Rooney and reveals the Englishman is going nowhere.
Rooney has been strongly linked with a move away from Old Trafford since Moyes’ predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson admitted the 27-year-old had handed in a transfer request (see below).
Since then Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona have been among a host of sides thought to interested in the United man, but the new boss is adamant a transfer will not be happening.
“The team here are telling me it is the best shape they have seen him in for five years,” the 50-year-old was quoted on Sky Sports.
“And I am taking that as a positive. The club have already stated Wayne is staying and is not for sale.
“I am going to get the best Wayne Rooney I possibly can.”
These comments from the Scot have simply reiterated what the new manager told the press during his first official conference last Friday.
Therefore it seems that despite their best efforts the clubs keeping tabs on Rooney will have to watch the England international strutting his stuff at Old Trafford for at least one more season.
It was of course highly unlikely that if the Red Devils were to sell they would have allowed their star forward to leave for another Premier League club.
Not only this but Rooney has previous when it comes to handing in a transfer request and then making a u-turn – with the issue being resolved last time when the striker was given a new contract.
More money for the former Everton man is less probable this time around and instead Moyes will be looking to negotiate matters away from the public eye.