Moyes preparing crunch talks with Man Utd star Rooney

David Moyes is preparing for crunch talks with unsettled Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.

David Moyes is preparing for crunch talks with unsettled Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.

The Independent says Moyes, the Manchester United manager-designate, will sit down with Wayne Rooney and seek to thrash out the striker’s future as a matter of urgency.

The 27-year-old told Sir Alex Ferguson two weeks ago that he felt he needed a fresh start, having fallen down the pecking order at United. But the precise nature of that conversation, and Rooney’s tone, has remained unclear and it is understood that some reassurance from Moyes may be enough to settle him.

Moyes will want some assurances too, however, and it is extending Rooney’s £250,000-a-week contract which may present far more of an obstacle, with United now calling the shots in a way that Rooney was when he secured that deal in October 2010.

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