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Rooney issues Moyes very high praise

Wayne Rooney says David Moyes deserved the United job

By | 19th September 2013
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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has issued high praise for new manager David Moyes, voicing his opinion that the Scot thoroughly deserved to replace retiring Sir Alex Ferguson. The striker has seen himself excel under Moyes’ tutelage at Old Trafford, finding his feet up front once again after often being utilized as a midfielder by Sir Alex Ferguson.

The tactical switch has seen Rooney find the back of the net more regularly early on this season, with the striker bagging three goals in his last two appearances, including a brace in Tuesday night’s Champions League match against Bayer Leverkusen. Rooney also attributes his improvement on Moyes’ training techniques, something he first got a glimpse of when he played under Moyes at Goodison Park for Everton.

“It’s obviously good to be working with him again,” Rooney said, according to ESPN. ”He’s a great manager and thoroughly deserves this job. Because of what he did at Everton.

“The training is a bit different under the new manager. I remember it from Everton, it’s more intense. That’s helping me. I feel good and am glad to be out playing.”

The pair have had a rocky history together, with David Moyes famously suing the striker for libel back in 2007 over comments the England international made in his autobiography. In his book, Rooney had many negative words for the Scottish manager, particularly about Moyes’ role in Rooney’s 2004 transfer to Manchester United.

United supporters will be thrilled to see the pair seeing eye to eye once again, as Rooney has calmed speculation over his future and has re-established himself as one of United’s key players.

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