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Moyes says Rooney is not for sale

Published: 14th August 2013 10:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th August 2013 10:33 AM   |  A+A-

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Wayne Rooney scores against Aston Villa. (Photo: AP)

By AP

Manchester United manager David Moyes has stressed that the English champions have no plans to sell England international Wayne Rooney.

Rooney, who was sold by Moyes 10 years ago from Everton, has been targeted by Chelsea but the Red Devils have twice declined its bids, reports Xinhua.

The 27-year-old England striker missed Sunday's FA Community Shield win over Wigan with a shoulder injury.

Moyes said at the post-match press conference at Wembley, "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."

Rooney instead has been called up to England's squad for their friendly with Scotland Wednesday.

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