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Moyes: No panic


WAYNE Rooney is struggling for fitness and is set to miss more Premier League games.

But David Moyes insists he will make no major moves in the January transfer window, despite the fact that his squad is now down to bare bones.

The Old Trafford boss revealed that Rooney's troublesome groin strain remains a major issue but that he cannot give him the break he needs because of Robin van Persie's continued absence.

"If I could rest him I would," said Moyes. "He has missed a couple of games with his groin and may well miss some more in the games coming up."

The transfer window is now open but Moyes has no intention of making panic buys, despite a morale sapping 2-1 defeat to Spurs at home.

"The result would never have any effect on what we do, whether in January or the summer," he said. "It wasn't our day but it won't change the way we go about our business."

Transfer gossip is now in full flow and it looks like table-topper Arsene Wenger and not Moyes is ready to spend after being linked with a stop-gap bid for Dmitar Berbatov and Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long.

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