New Boss David Moyes has had four meeting so far with striker Wayne Rooney to try and convince the star that he has a future at Manchester United.
Both Rooney and Moyes are on their way to Bangkok to kick-off their pre-season tour of Asia and Australia with Rooney sitting next to Moyes for the 12 hour flight.
Rooney is considering his future with the club after having a falling out with former United boss Sir Alex Fergusson which resulted in the Scot benching the England striker after being told by Rooney that he wanted to leave the club.
The clubs new manager Moyes insists that Rooney will not be sold saying: “I’ve met Wayne two, three, four times already.
“A lot has been said about us over the years but we have a really good relationship.
“He came to my house and I have recently been to his to have a chat. Also he is here with us every day.
“He has been training great and they are telling me he’s in the best shape they’ve seen him in for a long time.
“From that point of view I am taking it as a positive and I’m going to try to get the best Wayne Rooney I possibly can.
“The club has already stated that Wayne is not for sale.”
What caused the rift between Rooney and Ferguson was when Sir Alex claimed the 27-year-old was out of condition, yet Moyes is keen to hold onto one of his star players despite interest from a number of clubs including Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea with new man at the Bridge Jose Mourinho needing a top striker after missing out on Napoli’s Edinson Cavani to Paris Saint-Germain.
So far United have been very quiet during the summer transfer season and have made only one signing defender Guillermo Varela from Uruguayan club Atletico Penarol for £2 million.
Yet when asked about United transfers Moyes said:
“Don’t be fooled by our lack of transfer activity.
“Take it from me, we are working very hard behind the scenes to try to improve the squad.”
Personally I think that if Chelsea come calling Rooney will be off as now he is playing second fiddle to United other star striker Robin van Persie.