David Moyes says Wayne Rooney is not for sale 8 years ago

David Moyes says Wayne Rooney is not for sale

In his first presser as Manchester United gaffer, David Moyes has said that Wayne Rooney is not going anywhere.

And so it begins. After over a quarter of a century of Alex Ferguson at the helm, today was the first time that David Moyes faced the press as the gaffer at Old Trafford.


And as you might expect every word the former Everton man is being carefully analysed, especially regarding Wayne Rooney.

This is what he said when asked about Rooney’s future.

"Wayne is not for sale. He is a Manchester United player and will remain a Manchester United player. I see a glint in his eye. He looks happy, he looks like he will knuckle down and get himself right.

"I have known Wayne since he was 16, when he was at Everton. It is a little bit of deja vu. He is training really well, he is coming back in good shape."


Guess that’s that then and we should see no more Wayne Rooney rumours in the papers this summer...

As for the rest of the debut press conference, the other highlight was the Scot explaining how he heard he got the job.

Ferguson invited him over and told him: "I'm retiring, next week, and you are the next Manchester United manager."

Moyes also said: "The blood drained from my face. I was really shocked but incredibly thrilled."


Oh yeah, and Moyes also referred to himself in the third person at one point. “All I can do is do what David Moyes has done before. I'll continue the traditions of the club.”

Not quite Bernard Hopkins yet but certainly something to monitor over the season.