Rooney to miss Community Shield

Want-away Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is unlikely to feature in Sunday afternoon’s game at Wembley, where the Premier League champions will face FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield.

Manager David Moyes has said that he doesn’t think that the England international, who is set to be the subject of a fresh transfer bid from Chelsea, will be fit to play at the weekend.

Jonny Evans and Nani are also doubtful for the trip to the capital, though David De Gea and Javier Hernandez should be in line to play, after both had suffered minor injuries in preseason.

Returning to the Rooney saga, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said that there is ‘no time limit’ on the Blues pursuit of the 27 year old, according to the Metro.

The 50 year old has stated that the former Everton forward is his primary transfer target this summer, and has seen two bids rejected by the Manchester club.

Finally, Rio Ferdinand has told Sky Sports that he wants to stay at United for as long as his body allows him to.

The 34 year old defender, who has been at Old Trafford since 2002, will play in his testimonial against Sevilla at Old Trafford this evening.

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