Moyes denies Manchester United rift

Manchester United Striker Wayne Rooney

David Moyes has denied he has fallen out with striker Wayne Rooney, after an angry outburst overshadowed his triumph in the Community Shield on Sunday, reports the Daily Mail. 

Speaking after Robin van Persie’s double against Wigan had secured his first silverware as Manchester United boss, Moyes launched a passionate defence of his striker’s future and fitness at the club.

“I can absolutely assure you all I have not fallen out with him,” said Moyes.

He then went on to confirm the 27-year-old would be joining up with his England teammates for the game against Scotland on Wednesday with his full blessing, despite missing every game of United’s pre-season through injury.

“I have spoken to Roy Hodgson for about two hours in total, and I don’t see how there can be any confusion about Wayne being all right for Wednesday but not this weekend. Roy knows the situation. Wayne has trained. He trained with the reserves because he asked to.”

When asked whether the club remained adamant on their stance that the forward will not be sold, Moyes answered: “I’m quite enjoying talking about it because I’m hearing so many of you getting it wrong.

“I want him to join up with England. He trained with us yesterday. He’s not ready. You’ll probably see that in the game.

“He’ll probably play a chunk of the game but he’s had no football. He’s had 45 minutes against Real Betis in a friendly where he hurt his shoulder.

“It will be great for Manchester United because hopefully Wayne will get some playing time. He wasn’t ready for today but he has a chance of being ready for Wednesday.”

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