Moyes set to face media

David Moyes is set for his first press conference as Manchester United manager this afternoon, with one subject in particular expected to dominate proceedings.

Questions still remain over the future of Wayne Rooney, who has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford since former manager Sir Alex Ferguson claimed that the player has handed in a transfer request toward the end of last season.

Those claims have been refuted by the England international, though it is still uncertain whether the 27 year old will remain with the club, who bought him from David Moyes’ Everton in 2004.

Rooney has two years remaining on his current United deal, though, as the Metro understands, there have been rumours of a new four year contract in a bid an end to all transfer speculation.

Another subject likely to gain a mention is the new manager’s backroom staff, which includes the return of former player Phil Neville, and Ryan Giggs, who begins a new role as player-coach.

There is also a possibility that Moyes will used the press conferences to announce the signing of Spanish international Thiago Alcantara, who is set to arrive at Old Trafford from Barcelona for a fee in the region of £22million.