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Man Utd chief Gill insists Rooney not for sale

Manchester United chief David Gill insists they're not planning to sell Wayne Rooney. Rooney, 26, will be sidelined for two months after suffering an horrendously gashed leg during Saturday's win against Fulham.

And Gill insists the striker will still be a United player when he returns to action.

He said: "Wayne is definitely not for sale and I can categorically say there has been no discussion within the club or with his agent.

"He is in a long-term contract with us and is very integral to our team.

"Wayne's a great player who has got a bad injury - but he will come back. He didn't start on Saturday for various reasons. Alex Ferguson picks the best team to win the game and that's it.

"He's a manager who's been so successful and there will be rotation. Robin van Persie has shown the desire to play for Manchester United.

"With him, Shinji Kagawa, Nick Powell, Alexander Buttner and Angelo Henriquez, we've refreshed pretty well."

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