Man United transfers: Wayne Rooney is not for sale, insists David Moyes
Man United transfers: David Moyes insists Wayne Rooney is not for sale and vows to get the best out of the striker
David Moyes has reiterated Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is not for sale this summer.
The 26-year-old’s future has been a source of constant debate after the England international handed in a transfer request before the club’s final Premier League game of the season.
The former Everton striker only scored a modest 12 top-flight goals last term as the Red Devils won their 13th Premier League crown under former boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain have all been linked with a move for Rooney, but Ferguson’s successor, Moyes, is adamant the striker won’t leave.
“The club has said that Wayne is staying, and he’s not for sale,” Moyes told talkSPORT.
“I’ve met him on several occasions recently. Wayne has been to my house, I’ve been to his and obviously we’re here [at the training ground] every day.
“A lot has been said about me and Wayne over recent years but we have a good relationship.
“He’s trained great. They [people at the club] are telling me they’ve never seen him in better shape. That’s positive. He’s not for sale and I will try to get the best Wayne Rooney I possibly can.”
Moyes previously worked with Rooney at Everton, with the 50-year-old handing the England star his debut in 2002.
Rooney went on to score 197 goals in 400 appearances for United after completing a £25.7m move to the Red Devils from the Toffees.