Manchester United are quietly confident of keeping hold of Wayne Rooney.

The Mail on Sunday says the club's hand is strengthened by the fact that while it was widely known Rooney wanted away in the summer, only two teams displayed a genuine interest given the financial commitment. But Rooney's failure to put in a formal transfer request meant that neither Chelsea nor Paris St Germain could push a deal through.

And new United manager David Moyes made it clear that he would not sell to Chelsea. That will remain the case during the January transfer window.

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