Football: Mind games? Moyes tells Mourinho to bring it on

Manchester United football manager David Moyes speaks to the media during a press conference at the Rajamangala stadium in Bangkok on Friday, July 12, 2013. Mr Moyes said he was looking forward to playing mind games with his Chelsea counterpart Mr Jo
Manchester United football manager David Moyes speaks to the media during a press conference at the Rajamangala stadium in Bangkok on Friday, July 12, 2013. Mr Moyes said he was looking forward to playing mind games with his Chelsea counterpart Mr Jose Mourinho and other Premier League bosses after getting his first win as Manchester United manager in a pre-season friendly on Saturday, July 20, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

SYDNEY (Reuters) - David Moyes said he was looking forward to playing "mind games" with his Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho and other Premier League bosses after getting his first win as Manchester United manager in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.

The Scot and his new club have been forced to spend the week reiterating that Wayne Rooney was not for sale, and their job was all the harder when returning Chelsea manager Mourinho came in with a bid for Rooney, a move which some saw as typical troublemaking by the Portuguese.

Moyes said his upbringing predisposed him to loving such mind games, adding: "If you're from Glasgow you quite enjoy those sort of things. So bring it on."

Although Moyes had said repeatedly that results were not important on the Asia-Pacific tour, he was clearly happier with United's 5-1 victory over an A-League All Stars team than he had been with a defeat in Thailand last week.