David Moyes will reportedly hold talks with Wayne Rooney this week to try and persuade him to stay at Manchester United.
The England international striker, who confirmed that his wife Coleen had given birth to a new baby boy, Klay Anthony Rooney, in the early hours of this Tuesday morning, has already handed in a transfer request to the Red Devils after becoming frustrated at being played out of position and withdrawn from big matches in the latter stages of last season.
However with Moyes coming in to replace the retiring Sir Alex Ferguson, it is being reported that he will hold make-or-break talks with the 27-year-old to try and change his mind.
Moyes is set to assure Rooney that, in exchange for his total commitment, he will be given every opportunity to secure a place in his forward line going into next season.
If Rooney is adamant that he still wants to leave, then Moyes could be forced to offload him for a second time in his managerial career having sold him to United when in charge of Everton in 2004.
United will want the £25million they paid for Rooney back in their coffers with Arsenal, Chelsea and ambitious French outfit Monaco all said to be waiting in the wings to offer him a deal.
Moyes will then need to replace him at Old Trafford with Atletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao and Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema both being linked.
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