Football: Moyes faces Rooney dilemma in United opener
LONDON, England, Aug 17, 2013 (AFP) - David Moyes faces the first big decision of his Manchester United reign on Saturday as he debates whether to bring unsettled striker Wayne Rooney in from the cold.
Rooney missed United's entire pre-season programme with hamstring and shoulder problems amid claims he had been frozen out by Moyes after telling him he wanted to join Chelsea.
United have turned down two Chelsea offers for Rooney and Moyes is adamant the England striker is not for sale, although Blues boss Jose Mourinho has made it clear he still hopes to sign the 27-year-old before the transfer window closes.
Moyes was at Wembley on Wednesday to see Rooney finally prove his fitness by playing 66 minutes of England's 3-2 friendly win over Scotland and the forward travelled with the United squad when they flew to Swansea on Friday afternoon.