Man Utd chiefs convinced Rooney must be sold

Manchester United are preparing for the sale of Wayne Rooney.
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Manchester United are preparing for the sale of Wayne Rooney.

The Daily Mail says David Moyes officially began life as Manchester United manager on Monday but is increasingly resigned to the fact that Rooney’s Old Trafford career is coming to an end.

It has emerged that the two men met before going on holiday earlier this summer, and the feeling is that if the conversation had gone well there would have been no need for a make-or-break summit this week that will also involve Rooney’s agent Paul Stretford and new United chief Ed Woodward.

Moyes has not completely given up hope of persuading Rooney to stay, but it now seems to be a matter of when – not if – the England striker leaves and where he will go next.

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