MOU WANTS ROO
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho publicly courted Wayne Rooney in order to get him in the summer, but Manchester United prevented the striker from joining one of their rivals. It is understood that Chelsea still retain their interest in Rooney, but they are also aware that United will not sell him.
Mourinho said ahead of the meeting with Manchester United that he expects Rooney to be sold in the summer since the striker had only 12 months left on his contract. He also said that Rooney’s possible destination is likely to be abroad since United are not interested in any deal with a domestic rival.
David Moyes, though, has reacted to these claims by saying that the striker is not going to be sold in the summer. The former Everton man has come under intense pressure due to poor results, while he is also having to defend United’s failings in the transfer window since his arrival.
The sale of Rooney will make the situation even worse. Moyes has said that United have the tradition of keeping their best players. Unlike Mourinho, Moyes refused to talk about other clubs and their transfer policy. United will be making the trip to Stamford Bridge to play against Chelsea on Sunday.
Rooney will miss this match due to injury.
“I completely disagree. The club do the right things, there is no doubt about that. We’ll make sure we do the things we need to do. I wouldn’t do it but everybody has their own style. I wouldn’t talk about other managers or players at other clubs,” said Moyes in response to Mourinho’s statements. “United made it clear they don’t swap or sell players to direct rivals. Maybe this summer they will try sell to a non-direct rival,” said Mourinho in the pre-match press conference. Chelsea have the chance to go 12 points clear of United with a win.