A pointed statement from Rooney on his official Facebook page on Friday night, which thanked England coach Roy Hodgson for the faith he had shown in him while omitting any mention of Moyes or United, was taken as further proof that all is not well.
"I had a long conversation with Roy about it last week," Moyes told MUTV.
"Wayne has had a shoulder injury. He has been sore with it, which has meant he has not been able to have any contact, so he hasn't trained with us [the first team].
"He has trained a little bit with the reserves as a non-contact player, a floating player, so at least he got a little bit of football work.
"He trained with the first team today [Saturday] and he did a bit of extra work, so he is probably more likely to be ready for England than he will be for us.
"You've got to remember he has had no football practice.
"I explained all this and I would only expect Roy to play him for a short time."
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