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Transfer Balls: Wayne Rooney met Moyes six times this week when his agent was out of the country

by | 5th, July 2013

A Manchester United fan expresses his pleasure after Wayne Rooney's debut hat-trick.

WAYNE Rooney Transfer Balls: A look at the Manchester United star in the news:

The Times says:

Wayne Rooney will have to submit a formal transfer request if he wants to leave Manchester United as the saga concerning the England striker’s future remains shrouded in uncertainty.

In other words: there is no news.

But the Express says there is news. Rooney stays!

David Moyes is set to announce that Wayne Rooney is staying at Old Trafford when he faces the media today for the first time since becoming Manchester United manager.

And to sum up that fact, the Telegraph quotes a man who knows nothing:

Wayne Rooney may leave Old Trafford, says former Manchester United manager Mike Phelan

The Indy says that United will offer Rooney a new deal:

Rooney’s failure to justify the most lucrative salary at Old Trafford is one of the problems new manager David Moyes and chief executive Ed Woodward face in matching his agent Paul Stretford’s expectations for a new deal

But wasn’t that all sorted when Moyes  met Rooney and the player’s agent Paul Stretford earlier this week? The Indy adds:

It was unclear whether the Rooney and United camps held the meeting they had scheduled for this week, though they did have the opportunity

Unclear. The paper’s not kidding. So far the experts have told us Rooney met United to talk money and contracts:

Sunday: The Sun

This week: The  Independent

Tuesday: Daily Mail

Wednesday: Guardian, Daily Mail

Thursday: The Sun

Friday: The Times has the scoop:

Rooney and Moyes have spoken briefly on several occasions in the past 48 hours, but a formally arranged meeting between the pair, Paul Stretford, the striker’s agent, and Ed Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman, which was scheduled for this week, has yet to take place.

It was unclear last night whether the meeting would now happen this week, with some suggestions that Stretford is out of the country, but Moyes is believed to have no intention of ducking questions about Rooney’s future today.

Such are the facts.

More transfer balls every day….



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