Moyes tells Jose: ROONEY NOT FOR SALE
Well, this is probably one of the things that United fans will learn to deal with...Mourinho is back, Ferguson is not around...Manchester United is not making all the calls now it seems but that doesn't stop Moyes from firing a warning to Chelsea new manager, Jose Mourinho....WAYNE ROONEY IS NOT FOR SALE. Even then, it must be difficult to imagine given the injury that Rooney sustained. Mourinho hinted at his first press conference since returning as Chelsea boss last month that he would relish the chance to bring Rooney to Stamford Bridge and his latest comments to the media in Bangkok at the start of their pre-season tour added fuel to the fire. When asked about a possible offer for Rooney, Mourinho did his best to dodge the question, yet he could not resist praising the striker who left United's pre-season tour early on Friday after suffering a hamstring injury. "He's a player that I like very much, being fast and direct I like him very much, but he's a Manchester United player," Mourinho said. "It's a funny, tricky question from an ethical point of view as I can't talk about players from other teams, but it is not my character to speak with hypocrisy, I always tell what I see." Now Moyes, also facing the press in Bangkok on United's own pre-season jaunt, was quick to move to silence Mourinho: "People are entitled to talk about good players. I'm getting asked plenty of questions about Wayne. Jose has been asked about players as well. "It's hard to keep repeating myself but I will – Wayne is a Manchester United player and it will remain that way. I think Jose said, in his comments that he doesn't normally talk about other players. But it does happen. "I think I've covered all of the things on Wayne. I've given you everything about his injury. What you must remember is that Manchester United is a football club and I've got a team, and this is not about any one individual. In many ways, I'm only interested in the team. I will answer questions on Wayne, but some of them are just reverting back to things I've covered." The conspiracy theorists viewed Rooney's quick return from United's pre-season world tour on Thursday as a sign that he may be the subject of transfer interest after a summer of intense speculation over his future at Old Trafford, and Moyes earlier denied there is anything sinister afoot. Let's not forget that Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Arsenal have also been linked with a move to sign Rooney this summer.