July 23, 2013 23:03
Moyes insisted that Rooney is not for sale and said the superstar striker was recovering well from the hamstring injury which took him out of United's tour.
United have turned down a bid for Rooney from Chelsea, and insist they will reject Chelsea’s next offer as well - not wanting Roo to play for their arch-rivals' side - or for any Premiership club.
Moyes said that Rooney will return to action for the club’s friendly against Swedish side AIK in Stockholm on Aug 6 - despite the striker wanting to leave the club. The Scotsman said the striker is able to jog now as he recovers from his hamstring injury.
“We have said and the club have said he is not for sale,” Moyes said. “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.”
Asked about Rio Ferdinand and Michael Carrick, Moyes said:
"We decided to give Rio a rest. I wanted to give Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans and Phil Jones a game. Michael felt his groin was tight and there is no point in taking risks. I can't see it keeping him out for long."
United have lost two of their three summer tour games:
"I am disappointed with the goals we conceded. We had a lot of opportunities to finish the game off. We had great chances at 2-1 and had other chances after that. We didn't take them. It was a tough game. They are decent and played well.
"The biggest thing was the effort the players had to put in. The players worked really hard. You could tell how hot it was and we were trying to get as many of them through 90 minutes as possible. Some did very well and we were pleased with that."