Wednesday 17 January 2018

Moyes: Rooney comeback on track

Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney

Manchester United manager David Moyes has confirmed once more that Wayne Rooney is not for sale - and said the striker is on track to make his comeback in Sweden next month.

United have already turned down one bid from Chelsea for Rooney, although it is expected Jose Mourinho will be back with another long before the transfer window closes.

Rooney did not do much to dampen down speculation over his future by heading to the south east for a round of golf at an exclusive course close to the Chelsea training ground at the weekend.

United's stance regarding the 27-year-old has not changed, though.

And with treatment on the hamstring injury that forced him out of United's pre-season tour less than 24 hours after his arrival in Thailand almost a fortnight ago having the desired effect, the expectation remains that Rooney will be in Stockholm for the friendly against AIK Solna on August 6.

"We have said and the club have said he is not for sale," said Moyes after Tuesday's friendly against Yokohama F Marinos.

"That has not changed. I do expect Wayne to be in Stockholm. As far as I know he is coming on.

"He has started light jogging and the feedback from the physios is that he is progressing so hopefully those dates will still be right when we get back."

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