Man Utd boss David Moyes says it’s a plus that Wayne Rooney is playing for England

Posted by - August 14, 2013 - England, Manchester United

David Moyes

Manchester United manager David Moyes says it is good news for him that Wayne Rooney is playing for England against Scotland this evening.

Rooney has not featured in any of United’s official pre-season matches, but Moyes claims it is beneficial for him that his wantaway striker can build his match fitness while playing for his country.

Working as a pundit for ITV, Moyes said: “It’s pre-season, isn’t it? So you’ve got your players fit some way. You’ve got to get them ready to start the season.

“Wayne, unfortunately, missed a few games through injury which he would have been involved in, so tonight’s a plus that he’s going to get a bit of a game.”

Moyes also said he was certain that Rooney would be looking forward to the game.

He said: “Well, I think everybody likes to see Wayne Rooney performing well.

“I think the big thing is he’s trained well since the start of pre-season, he’s picked up his injuries, but I think that now he’ll be looking forward to the game.

“He’s only played 45 minutes in a behind-closed-doors game, where he picked up a shoulder injury, so I’m sure he’ll be looking forward to getting out there and playing.

“It’s a big game for him as well.”