On Twitter, Rooney no more a ‘Manchester United player’

In the latest bit of news that confirmed his want-away status, Rooney removed 'Manchester United player' from his Twitter account, and instead replaced it with 'NikeUK athlete.' Alex Ferguson confirmed that Rooney had told him he wanted to leave the club this summer. United remain adamant that Rooney, who has two years left on his contract, will not leave the club. The striker is thought to be valued at around 40 million pounds, with clubs like PSG, Bayern Munich and even Chelsea touted to be interested.

Whether David Moyes becoming the manager at United changes things remains to be seen. The Scot was Rooney's first manager when the player broke into Everton's playing eleven, though the pair fell out soon after. Moses successfully sued Rooney for comments made about him in the footballer's autobiography, but the pair have apparently made up since. Reports have also surfaced that Moyes might use the cash from the sale of Rooney to bring in the Everton pair of Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini to Old Trafford.

Left back Baines and forward Fellaini have been targets for United, but now with the movement of Moyes, it is believed a deal of around 35 million pound for the pair can be struck. It also emerged that Phil Neville, who will step down as Everton captain and player at the end of the season, could also follow Moyes to United in some managerial capacity.

'Moyes perfect choice'

Despite Moyes never having won any silverware and his lack of European experience, QPR boss Harry Redknapp said the 50-year-old Scot was the perfect candidate. "It's a great job for David and I couldn't be more pleased for him," former Tottenham Hotspur manager Redknapp told a news conference on Friday.

"He's the perfect choice and it's good too for the game in this country that they have taken a British coach and they have given him a chance and not gone abroad and pulled some one in" he said.

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