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David Moyes insists he hasn't fallen out with Wayne Rooney

Associated Press
Aug 11, 2013 at 11:24pm IST

London: Manchester United manager David Moyes says he has not fallen out with Wayne Rooney despite blocking the striker's apparent desire to move to Chelsea.

United have rejected two bids from their Premier League rival for Rooney, who wants to leave Old Trafford after becoming unhappy at no longer being a regular starter.

Alex Ferguson handed over to Moyes in May and the saga has overshadowed United's pre-season preparations.

David Moyes insists he hasn't fallen out with Wayne Rooney

United have rejected two bids from Chelsea for Rooney, who wants to leave Old Trafford after becoming unhappy at no longer being a regular starter.

Rooney hasn't played in any of the official pre-season matches and injury also kept him out of Sunday's Community Shield win over Wigan.

In a prickly exchange with reporters after the 2-0 win at Wembley, Moyes said: "Some of you might not like hearing this, but I didn't fall out with Wayne."

"I class that as another piece of silverware for Sir Alex," Moyes told a news conference.

"I was in charge of the team today but it's a reward for winning the Premier League under Sir Alex last season and I won't take too much credit for it."

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