Wayne Rooney demands to leave Man United as Moyes arrives
Will Wayne Rooney and David Moyes be like two ships that pass in the night? The latter is set to be installed as manager of Manchester United although he might not have the chance to work with the former Everton striker again.
May 9th, 2013
It appears that Rooney is intent on leaving Old Trafford this summer, having held talks with Sir Alex Ferguson two weeks ago regarding his future. After an unhappy season at United, the striker is ready to make a move, with Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea reportedly interested.
While Rooney’s attempt to leave the club was rebuffed four years ago, there is now a very real chance that he could depart Old Trafford just as David Moyes is making himself comfortable at the north-west club, with the Scot’s arrival imminent.
On Wednesday night a United spokesperson said: “Wayne Rooney is not for sale” although if the player wants to leave the club, it might make sense for the English champions to trade in on the forward which could help fund the arrival of new players for Moyes.
David Gill, United’s chief executive, claimed that the new manager has to have the right level of experience for domestic and European competitions, with Moyes falling a bit short on the latter.
“If you look at what happened in our two most successful eras, with Sir Matt Busby and then Sir Alex, we had managers there who sort of got involved with the whole aspects of the club,” he told MUTV. “Clearly he’s got to have the requisite football experience in terms of domestic and European experience.”