David Moyes faces Wayne Rooney dilemma in Manchester United opener

With last season's star man Robin van Persie netting twice in Sunday's Community Shield win over Wigan, Moyes could be willing to risk angering the notoriously short-tempered Rooney by leaving him on the bench at the Liberty Stadium, where the champions will play a league game with a manager other than Alex Ferguson in the dug-out for the first time since November 1, 1986.

updated: August 17, 2013 10:07 IST
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London: David Moyes faces the first big decision of his Manchester United reign on Saturday as he debates whether to bring unsettled striker Wayne Rooney in from the cold.

Rooney missed United's entire pre-season programme with hamstring and shoulder problems amid claims he had been frozen out by Moyes after telling him he wanted to join Chelsea.

United have turned down two Chelsea offers for Rooney and Moyes is adamant the England striker is not for sale, although Blues boss Jose Mourinho has made it clear he still hopes to sign the 27-year-old before the transfer window closes.

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