Man Utd boss David Moyes says Wayne Rooney could face Chelsea

Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney

Manchester United boss David Moyes has revealed Wayne Rooney could start Monday's Premier League match against Chelsea despite the Blues' attempts to sign the striker.

Rooney, 27, played the final half hour of a 4-1 win at Swansea last weekend after suffering from a shoulder injury.

But he has been the subject of two transfer bids from Chelsea, who are set to make a third after Monday's game.

"Wayne has recovered and has a good chance of starting," Moyes said.

Rooney, who played under Moyes at Everton, is understood to be keen on a move away from Old Trafford, but the Scottish manager has always insisted the forward is not for sale.

Former Everton boss Moyes also said on Friday that he "needs" to make new signings but is not under pressure to recruit before the transfer window shuts on 2 September.

Moyes has yet to make a major signing and has failed with offers for Barcelona's Thiago Alcantara and Cesc Fabregas, as well as Everton players Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini.