Football: New Man United boss David Moyes insists Wayne Rooney is not for sale

New Manchester United manager David Moyes insisted that unsettled striker Wayne Rooney is not for sale.

"He's a Manchester United player and will remain a Manchester United player," the Scot said in his first media conference as manager of the Red Devils.

"Wayne Rooney will not be sold by Manchester United. We have spoken several times and what has happened before has gone now.

"We are working together now. I have seen a bit of a glint in his eye. He looks very happy and looks as if he's going to knuckle down."

Rooney was reportedly looking for a transfer, after dropping down the pecking order last season, with Robin van Persie taking over as the Red Devils' main scoring threat.

Moyes thanked his new club for giving him the chance to manage the English Premier League champions.

"I feel incredibly privileged that I was given the opportunity. I was grateful to Sir Alex and the board for making that happen," he said.

"I knew nothing about the job until Sir Alex gave me the call and asked me and the first thing he said was he was retiring and then he said, 'You're the next manager.' I was shocked."

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