Chelsea transfers: Man United won’t sell Wayne Rooney, says Gary Neville

Chelsea transfers: Gary Neville believes Manchester United won't sell Wayne Rooney after Monday night's performance

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Wayne Rooney scored 12 Premier League goals last season Photo: The Sport Review

Gary Neville believes Manchester United will keep Chelsea target Wayne Rooney after his performance on Monday night.

The 27-year-old started his first Premier League game under new manager David Moyes against his suitors Chelsea at Old Trafford.

The England international produced a tenacious display as he tried to help the Red Devils secure three points in a stalemate.

And former United defender Neville reckons Moyes won’t sell Rooney because of the message it would send out to their rivals.

“He’s a player that’s important to them and we saw tonight the fans gave him a great reception,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“He didn’t give the magic moment, the goal that would have crowned it off. But for a first 90 minutes after being out for such a long time, in a big game under big pressure and with everybody looking at him, that was a pretty good night for him and I think Manchester United will keep him.

“Wayne Rooney hasn’t handed in a transfer request, he hasn’t refused to play and in fact tonight has done everything but that. He’s actually put in an incredible shift.

“All you can be is professional and the fact of the matter is that he respects the club’s wishes. I don’t think they’re going to sell Wayne Rooney in this next week because it will make them look weak, and they’re not weak.”

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