Transfer news: Nemanja Vidic questions why Wayne Rooney would want to leave Manchester United

United captain has backed up his manager David Moyes after he reiterated the England striker would not be sold

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic questioned why anyone would choose to leave Old Trafford after manager David Moyes reiterated that striker Wayne Rooney will not be sold.

United have rebuffed two bids from Chelsea for Rooney, who missed the 2-0 FA Community Shield win over Wigan with a shoulder injury, but could still feature for England against Scotland at Wembley on Wednesday.

And Vidic hopes the England forward will still be at Old Trafford following the closure of the transfer window on September 3.

"I believe Man United is the biggest club in the world and I think there's no point to go anywhere," Vidic said.

"There's so much speculation, so much talk about whether he'll leave or stay. He's at the best club in the world.

"I have to say the last four years I was in that position as well. People were talking about me leaving the club.

"I'm still here and I'm enjoying playing for this club. Nothing has changed."

Moyes insisted there is no rift between himself and Rooney, who has not featured in pre-season due to hamstring and shoulder concerns, while stressing his wish that the striker's involvement with Roy Hodgson's squad aids United.

He said: "Roy knows the situation. Wayne has trained. Some of you (the media) might not like hearing this but I didn't fall out with Wayne.

"Wayne trained with the reserves because it was his asking. He couldn't have contact, it was a shoulder injury and we used him as a floating player which means he doesn't play in either team, he plays between them both.

"He played as a floating player so he didn't get injured so anybody who wrote anything else was misleading their readers."

When asked if United's policy is that he will not be sold, Moyes replied: "Correct."

He added: "I'm quite enjoying talking about it because I'm hearing so many of you getting it wrong.

"I want him to join up with England. He trained with us yesterday. He's not ready. You'll probably see that in the game.

"He'll probably play a chunk of the game but he's had no football. He's had 45 minutes against Real Betis in a friendly where he hurt his shoulder.

"Apart from that since he came back for pre-season he's had no match action. You probably wouldn't expect somebody in that condition to be playing for a long period. He's coming back, he's breaking himself back into the team.

"It will be great for Manchester United because hopefully Wayne will get some playing time. He wasn't ready for (the Community Shield) but he has a chance of being ready for Wednesday."

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