Wayne Rooney is sticking to his guns over his wish to leave Manchester United despite David Moyes' appointment as successor to Sir Alex Ferguson.
Rooney, who has two years left on his contract, told Ferguson two weeks ago he wanted to leave the club but the 27-year-old, who has two years left on his contract, was told he had to stay at Old Trafford.
A United spokesman confirmed on Thursday: "Wayne Rooney is not for sale."
Moyes, who first gave Rooney his debut as a 16-year-old at Everton , will now have to tackle the fall-out of the current impasse between player and club.
Sources close to Rooney on Thursday made clear they, he and his representatives will adopt a wait-and-see approach to Moyes' appointment.
Rooney has been unhappy at being played predominantly in midfield, though with Robin van Persie in the team it looks unlikely that Moyes' would alter the line-up significantly from Ferguson's first choice.
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