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Moyes: Rooney Not for Sale

During his first press conference as Manchester United new coach, David Moyes insisted that unsettled striker Wayne Rooney would not be sold during the summer transfer window.

"Wayne Rooney is not for sale. He's a Manchester United player and will remain a Manchester United player. Wayne won't be sold by Manchester United," the former Everton manager said.

He did not say whether Rooney had expressed a desire to stay at the club, nor did he mention whether the England international had handed in a formal transfer request to former coach Sir Alex Ferguson at the end of last season.

"Whatever happened before has gone now," Moyes said. "We are working together now. I have seen a glint in his eye, he looks happy and looks as if he is going to knuckle down. I was not privy to it," Moyes said of the conversation between Rooney and Ferguson. "I don't know what those two gentlemen said. That conversation was private and as far as I am concerned I'm looking forward to working with Wayne."

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