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Man Utd boss Moyes admits agonising over Rooney start

Manchester United boss David Moyes was pleased to start Wayne Rooney for victory over Crystal Palace.

Rooney was only a confirmed starter on Friday evening after he had tried out a strange looking cushioned head guard to protect the area where he had 10 stitches following a training ground collision with Phil Jones.

"It was a difficult decision," said Moyes.

"We got the headband on Friday and we wanted to see how he felt with it. If I thought he could wear it I would try and get him out.

"He tired a little bit in the second-half but I wanted to get the 90 minutes out of him because he lacks match practice.

"It helped him towards the overall goal of getting him match sharp."

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