English Premiership

Moyes: We won't lose Rooney

2013-07-23 18:30
David Moyes (Getty Images)

Yokohama - Manchester United boss David Moyes Tuesday said Wayne Rooney is coming back to fitness after a hamstring injury and moved to reassure fans the striker is not leaving the club.

Moyes said Rooney, whose departure from United's pre-season tour with a minor hamstring tear heightened speculation over his future, was on course for a quick recovery.

"So far as I know, he is coming back, he is jogging," Moyes told reporters in Japan.

"We are not going to lose him."

Rooney's return could be timely after forwards Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck both suffered minor problems in Tuesday's 3-2 defeat to Yokohama Marinos in Japan.

Moyes admitted that United had "a couple of wee worries" over the pair, after van Persie was withdrawn with a thigh problem and Welbeck pulled up with a groin twinge.

The start of Moyes's stewardship has been dominated by talk about Rooney, the subject of a bid from United's rivals Chelsea.

Manchester United have games in Osaka and Hong Kong over the next week before rounding off their tour with a game in Sweden.

Their first Premier League game is on August 17.

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