David Moyes happy for Rooney to play

Man Utd striker Wayne Rooney

Manchester United manager David Moyes is happy for want-away striker Wayne Rooney to play for England this week, as reported by the Telegraph.

England host Scotland on Wednesday at Wembley and Rooney is expected to play at least 45 minutes despite not having kicked a ball in anger in pre-season for the Premier League champions.

The 27 year old is still trying to push through a move away from United having handed in numerous transfer requests and not even travelled with the squad for the Community Shield which also takes place at Wembley today.

Rooney was less than impressed with how he was treated last season by Sir Alex Ferguson and appears to have continued that feud with Moyes since he has taken over.

United’s official line is that Rooney has a shoulder injury and has been unable to play any contact training or pre-season games but Moyes admitted that the forward has trained with the reserves.

“I am pleased that I had a long conversation with Roy last week about it, told him Wayne’s situation,” Moyes said.

Wayne has had a shoulder injury which has meant he has not been able to have any contact and he has been sore with it, so he hasn’t trained with us.

He has trained a little bit with the reserves as a non-contact player, but at least he got a little bit of football work.

“He trained with the first team today and he did a bit of extra work, so he is probably more likely to be ready for England than he will be for us.

He is going to play for England and he has had no football practise. Roy knows, and I would only expect Roy to play him for a short time as well.”

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