One can’t help but feel like Manchester United manager David Moyes is the most stressed man in all of England.
Well, Arsene Wenger may disagree, but still, Moyes has endured nothing but turbulance since leaving the quiet confines of Goodison Park for the flashy lights of Old Trafford. But, that’s the job he signed up for and there’s no sign that things will get any easier for the Glaswegian.
In an attempt to put the kibosh on but one of his many worries, Wayne Rooney, Moyes has come out (yet again) to announce that the England striker will not be sold.
Moyes told Sky Sports News earlier today: “There have been no more developments and we don’t want any more developments because we have told everybody – which I have said before – he is not for sale.”
The United boss also discussed his thoughts on Rooney’s performance in the Three Lions 3-2 victory over Scotland in Wednesday’s friendly. “I watched the game last night and I thought for the 65 minutes or so that he played, I thought he did well. He ran around, he got himself some fitness, but it certainly was his first outing in any real competitive game.”
Whether Wazza will appear in United’s season opener against Swansea City on Saturday remains to be seen as Moyes has concerns over the striker’s shoulder injury. “I will need to see how he is when we get back. When I get back I will try and assess him.”
So with Moyes’ statement concerning the refusal to sell Rooney are we good to go on putting the transfer rumors to bed?
Probably not. Until Rooney himself comes out and pledges his heart and soul to United, the smut rumor pieces out of England will persist and under our obligation with the Gods of Football, we must report.
From all indications right now, however, we’ve got to take Moyes at his word. The above narrative is succinct and clear, mainly because Moyes knows that if he sells Rooney that could very well be the ghost that comes back to haunt him when there are three weeks left in the season, there’s a three way tie for first place and Robin van Persie limps off the pitch.