Moyes remains tight lipped on Rooney but is confident ahead of Sunderland

by Sam Peoples

David Moyes hasn’t given any hint as to whether Wayne Rooney will be fit in time to face Sunderland tomorrow after he was ruled out against Shakhtar Donetsk with a bruised shin.

The 27-year-old was expected to return given that the knock was not very serious but Moyes has remained tight lipped so as to not give anything away to Sunderland.

Speaking at his press conference ahead of Sunderland this Saturday, Moyes also insisted he was happy with his squad and that they all know the importance of getting a victory tomorrow.

“I’ve not seen Wayne this morning so I couldn’t give you an update yet,” he said.

“It’s an important game we want to win. We’ll pick a team that we think can get a result.

“They’re really good players. They know themselves the standards they have set over the years and, together, we’ll work to get it right. I’ve got no doubt about that.

“Anybody who comes into a new job, you learn as you get on and as you go along. I’m doing that as well. I already knew I was coming to a place with really good players but we’ll also have difficult times as well.”

Moyes will want United to build on a great result against Shakhtar Donetsk and turn around their poor form in the Premier League to avoid losing three games in a row.

With the next game not until 19 October, Moyes knows that United cannot afford to let the doom and gloom continue over the next two weeks and Sunderland, who are the bottom of the Premier League with one point, are the perfect opposition to play in order to get the domestic season back on track.

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