Wayne Rooney: David Moyes says Man Utd striker not for sale


Manchester United manager David Moyes has again insisted Wayne Rooney is not for sale after Chelsea said the England striker is their sole transfer target.

Speaking at a news conference in Sydney, the United boss said: “The club’s position has not changed.”

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“ We are trying very hard to make some additions”

David Moyes Man Utd boss

Moyes is also keen to discover how the bid to lure Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas to United is progressing.

He said: “I’m in contact with our chief executive who is dealing with the issue and hope to know more in a day or so.”

New Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has already had one bid for Rooney, 26, rejected.

Rooney was at United’s training complex on Thursday for ongoing treatment on his hamstring injury after flying home from the club’s pre-season tour.

Manchester United are currently in Australia preparing for a match against the A-League All Stars in Sydney on Saturday.

The Premier League champions have yet to make any summer signings, having missed out on Barcelona’s Thiago Alcantara, although they continue to be linked with Everton duo Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines. 

United have had a formal offer for Fabregas rejected by Barcelona, but executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has left United’s pre-season tour to continue negotiations.

When asked what the latest position is, Moyes said: “I couldn’t tell you exactly, the chief executive [Woodward] is dealing with it. Hopefully we’ll know more in the next few days.

“As far as players we are looking to bring in are concerned, we are working hard to do that.

“We are trying very hard to make some additions. Hopefully there will be some good news in the not too distant future.” 

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