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.

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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