Rooney could face Chelsea says Moyes

Despite two rejected bids from the London club, Wayne Rooney could feature against Chelsea on Monday night

Manchester United boss David Moyes, says that there is no reason why Wayne Rooney shouldn't start Monday's Premier League match against Chelsea, despite the Blues' attempts to sign the striker.

Rooney, who has spent most of the clubs pre-season on the sidelines due to a shoulder injury, came on as a substitute and played the final half hour in the 4-1 win at Swansea last weekend, but Moyes believes he is an important part of what United are trying to achieve.

It is believed that Rooney is now fully fit and ready to play for the champions with Moyes saying:"Wayne has recovered and has a good chance of starting,"

The speculation surrounding the England International, and whether or not he will remain at Old Trafford has been high over the summer, with Moyes putting aside his differences with the man he worked with at Everton despite Rooney apparent wish to leave United.

The news that he may feature adds another twist to the tale as Rooney has been the subject of two transfer bids from Chelsea, both of which were instantly rejected, but Chelsea are rumoured to lodge a third after Monday's game.

Any deal will have to be made before the transfer window closes on 2 September and it is thought that despite the goalscoring form of Robin Van Persie, and Danny Welbeck, both of whom netted twice against Swansea, there would have to be time to spend any money received from Rooney's sale.

Moyes has yet to make a major signing since he joined the Premier League Champions, and has seen offers for Barcelona's Thiago Alcantara and Cesc Fabregas, as well as his former charges at Everton, Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini.

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