Moyes: I've spoken to Rooney a few times since leaving Manchester United

David Moyes

Former Manchester United boss David Moyes has said he remains in contact with Wayne Rooney.

Late April seems a long time ago already, when David Moyes was fired by Manchester United after less than one year as manager.

The Scotsman oversaw an immeasurably disappointing season, failing to qualify for even Europa League football, finishing trophyless.

Amid his departure were rumours of discontented players, but Moyes states at least one key figure has remained in touch with him.

He told The Telegraph: "I’ve spoken to Wayne a few times since I left Manchester United and he has been very supportive.

"Wayne was terrific for me. He played really well and in the opening months carried us in a lot of ways."

Moyes also went onto back Rooney to perform well for England at the World Cup, a tournament at which remarkably he is yet to score in two tournaments to date.

The former United boss also told the paper he believed he should have had more time at the Red Devils, and says he feels he has proved his credentials in Europe.

"I got my real first taste of the Champions League this year and I thought I showed I can manage at that level as well."

Moyes did not go into detail over if other stars had been in contact, but his positive ongoing relationship with Rooney shows that he did not burn all his bridges at United.

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