Insisting that there was no rift between him and want to get away striker Wayne Rooney, Manchester United manager David Moyes when fielding questions after United’s 2-0 win over Wigan in the Community Shield at Wembley said:
“We don’t want to sell Wayne, I have not fallen out with Wayne and the reason he trained with the reserves was because he wanted to because he wasn’t allowed any contact.”
Despite having a so called shoulder injury Rooney looks set to play for England on Wednesday night against Scotland something that Moyes said he was happy with.
“I want him to join up (with the England squad),” added Moyes.
“He trained with us yesterday (Saturday). He’s not ready, you’ll probably see that in the game. He’ll probably play a chunk of the game.
“He’s had no football. He’s had 45 minutes against Real Betis in a friendly when he hurt his shoulder. Apart from that, since the day he got back for pre-season, he’s got no match action.
“So you probably wouldn’t expect somebody in that condition to be playing for a long period.”
So far United have failed in their attempts to bring a needed midfielder into Old Trafford after having missed out on Thiago Alcantara, and Cesc Fabregas who prefers to stay at Barcelona.
He continued: “I hope so, we move on every day and the transfer window gets closer and closer. But if we have to start the season with what we’ve got then I’ll be happy.”