Moyes wants Rooney to stay – so he can watch RVP

David Moyes has remained pretty insistent that Wayne Rooney is not going anywhere this summer, which is why we were surprised when he seemingly did his best to irritate his already irritated striker by effectively calling him a ‘back-up’.

Moyes wants Rooney to stay – so he can watch RVP

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July 15th, 2013

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With Rooney’s future already in doubt, what with him handing in a transfer request and deciding that one night in Bangkok was already too much for him, but in his 346th defiant ‘Rooney isn’t going anywhere’ interview since getting the keys to his new office earlier this month, David Moyes dropped what seemed to be a bit of a clanger by claiming that he needs Rooney to stay – in case anything should happen to Robin van Persie.

“Overall, my thought on Wayne is, if for any reasons we had an injury to Robin van Persie, we’ll need him,” said Moyes, who was only ever used to having one striker in his time at Everton.

He added: “Wayne can play up on his own, he can play dropped in. It’s going to be a time to see how I work with Wayne.

“Manchester United isn’t about Wayne Rooney. Manchester United is about the team – the club.

“I won’t allow Wayne Rooney to become more important than the football club and the football team, because that’s the heart of it.”

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