Wayne Rooney: David Moyes says Man Utd striker not for sale
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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."
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."
Chelsea have already had one bid for Rooney rejected.
The 27-year-old has been left "angered and confused" by suggestions he is viewed as back-up to Robin Van Persie at United.
Blues boss Jose Mourinho has exploited the situation by issuing a World Cup warning to players who are "second choice" at their club, a statement widely viewed as a message aimed at Rooney.
The striker 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 major 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.
"We are trying very hard to make some additions. Hopefully there will be some good news in the not too distant future."
Why is unemployment so high when surely anyone can just be a "journalist"?
How about we assume he is not for sale, until they say he is for sale, instead of you telling us every day that he is not for sale.
It's the only time you'll see any of these names on the BBC Football page
West Bromwich Albion
West Ham United
BBC have brought 606 back.
Now how do i get off the Man U page?
This link takes you to another equally sensationalist BBC article with no actual quotes from Rooney himself. The BBC have been spinning this ever since he was left out of ONE GAME against Real Madrid. Lazy journalism doesn't evin begin to describe this..
Maybe Phil McNulty can write an article for us and serialise it every day until the 2nd September. All his favourite ingredients: Rooney, Man Utd and an ex-Everton manager now at the helm of the BBC's number one team.
Can't wait to see the film on BBCMUTV
Yet Wayne Rooney is 27 years old. If they can't even get elementary facts correct how can we expect to take these BBC reports seriously?
Today: Moyes stresses he not for sale
Next week: Moyes REALLY stresses he's not for sale
Is anyone else bored with this sort of journalism that floods the bbc football page now? we need to take a stand by only reading articles that actually report on whats happened rather than speculationif people agree
Surely this is too much
There are plenty of others so just ignore the utd ones if u dont want to read them!
2 city articles
1 st johnstons
1 on fans
1 on munich
1 on blatter
1 on FA cup
ALL with comments, but no people only see utd that MUST mean bias surely?! Deary me!