Football: Moyes to assess Rooney ahead of United's opener at Swansea
LONDON (AFP) - Manchester United manager David Moyes said on Thursday that he will assess Wayne Rooney's fitness before deciding whether to field the unsettled striker in the club's opening English Premier League game.
The Scot will take charge of United in a league game for the first time on Saturday when the defending champions visit Swansea City, after a pre-season dominated by speculation about Rooney's future.
The 27-year-old has been the subject of two failed bids from Chelsea and missed the entirety of United's pre-season campaign owing to hamstring and shoulder injuries.
He played 66 minutes for England against Scotland in Wednesday's friendly at Wembley, but while Moyes remains adamant the former Everton player will not be sold, he is still to decide if he will feature at the Liberty Stadium.