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Sir Bobby Charlton still hopes Wayne Rooney
eclipses his Manchester United goalscoring record
despite the striker again hankering after a move
away from Old Trafford.
Rooney requires 52 to catch Charlton's 249 United
goals and is just three off becoming only the fourth
player in their history to reach the double century.
In addition to Charlton, that would put him in the
company of Denis Law and wartime marksman Jack
Yet the prospect of Rooney even achieving the latter
feat look slim given his present stand-off with the
United insist the 27-year-old is not for sale, a stance
set to be tested again by Chelsea before the transfer
window closes on September 2.
And Charlton hopes the present impasse is resolved
"Wayne Rooney is a Manchester United player and
I think that he will continue to be a Manchester
United player," said Charlton, who was speaking during
a visit to the Laureus-supported Operation Break-
"We are not silly enough to make any rash deci-
"I don't like losing really good players and he is a
really, really good player.
"I was hoping one day that he might score as many
goals as I had and that would have been really nice
if it was at our club. I'm still thinking that way."
Currently sidelined by a hamstring injury that saw
him sent home from the five-match pre-season tour
of the Far East and Australia that ends in Hong Kong
on Monday, Rooney will surely not be sold until United
have strengthened their own squad.
That is proving somewhat troublesome as there
have still been no additions despite the return to
Europe of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward on
"urgent transfer business" on July 18.
Barcelona have continued to insist Moyes' major
target Cesc Fabregas is staying where he is, leaving
United to ponder the wisdom of a third bid.
"I never at any time said I knew we would get
him," said Moyes.
"I just said we had made offers. They have been
"We will take stock of the situation and decide
where we go from there."
It would not seem a switch of target is imminent,
even if it is an option, having been linked so often
with Marouane Fellaini, a player Moyes knows so well
Certainly the United camp anticipate additions
before the transfer window closes on September 2.
"That is the transfer deadline," said Moyes.
"I am confident we will have players in before
The present situation has been portrayed by some
as being a mini-crisis, with United set to fall apart
if they don't buy anyone.
However, as Moyes stated, only Paul Scholes' retire-
ment has diminished the squad that last season won
a record 20th title by an impressive 11-point mar-
"We have a great squad," said Moyes.
"There are a few more I have not even met yet
and, even without any additions, Manchester United
will be tough opponents for any team this year."
Fans are in for a surprise today, with skipper Neman-
ja Vidic set to feature in what was arranged as a
reserve team friendly at Crewe.
The tough-tackling Serbian will bolster United's
defensive options significantly ahead of what is shaping
up to be an intriguing Premier League campaign.
"Manchester United are challenged by everybody
in every game they play as far as I know and we will
be this year by several teams in the Premier League,"
"It looks like a strong league, with new managers
and new players at certain clubs as well.
"Hopefully we are in for an exciting year and one
people will enjoy watching."
Rooney to stay
Wayne Rooney .....four goals short of double century
at Man U.
Manchester United manager
David Moyes has rejected talk of
a feud with Chelsea counterpart
When both clubs were in
Bangkok at the start of their respec-
tive pre-season tours of the Far East
Mourinho, while claiming discussion
of other club's players was supposed
to be off limits, insisted he could
not be a "hypocrite" and admitted
he liked Wayne Rooney.
This was taken to be the start of
a mind games battle between Mour-
inho and Moyes, which the United
boss seemed to endorse when he
said "bring it on" after his club had
beaten the A League All Stars in
Sydney the following week.
Yet Moyes insists there is no con-
flict between the pair, beyond what
normally exists between competing
Instead, the Scot has declared his
admiration for Mourinho, in much
the same way as Chelsea's manager
spoke positively of Moyes last week.
"Jose Mourinho is a tremendous
manager," said Moyes.
"He has done really well in the
"Like me, he started doing his
coaching badges in Scotland and
whilst I wouldn't say I know him
that well, I do know him."
Indeed, Moyes' admiration for
the charismatic Portuguese extended
to offering his sympathies after
Mourinho's exit from Chelsea in
"I remember when he lost his
job I wrote him a letter," he said.
"So, for people to say there is any
feud is wrong.
"Of course, you are going to find
two really competitive managers.
When our teams play we will both
be highly committed to make sure
our clubs win.
"But I admire him for how well
he has done as a manager."
Moyes: No Mourinho feud
Gareth Bale has been backed into
odds-on to leave Tottenham for the
first time this summer amid talk of a
world record bid from Real Madrid.
Sky Bet have been forced to cut the
odds on the Welsh star moving to Real
Madrid from 5/2 to 1/2 due to a run of
Spanish reports suggest the Spanish
giants are ready to break the £80m
world record transfer fee set by their
acquisition of Cristiano Ronaldo by
offering £86m for Bale.
The 24-year-old enjoyed a phenom-
enal campaign last season, netting 21
times in the Premier League and win-
ning both the PFA Player of the Year
and Young Player of the Year awards.
Despite Bale's contribution, Spurs
were unable to secure a top-four place,
meaning they are unable to offer their
prized asset Champions League football.
The development comes in contrast to
news coming out of White Hart Lane,
with the north London club insisting
Bale is not for sale and talks over a new
contract are underway.
Sky Bet Football Trader Chris Spicer
said: "The majority of bets throughout
the summer have been on Bale remain-
ing at Tottenham, but we've seen a
sudden shift in interest in him leaving
and we now offer 7/4 on him staying
"Reports suggest that Real Madrid
have now made their move and that
Bale is unhappy that it has been swiftly
"Our punters now seem convinced
Real will get their man and Spurs will
have to settle for their sizeable com-
Bale odds-on to leave Spurs
Nicky Law began his Rangers career
with an impressive double as the Glas-
gow giants cruised to a 4-0 win over
Albion Rovers in the Ramsdens Cup.
Ian Black and David Templeton also
contributed to the goal haul in the first
round tie against the Scottish League
This proved to be a far more con-
vincing and professional start to the
season for Rangers than this time last
year when they needed extra-time to
see off Brechin days after finding them-
selves dumped in Scottish football's
Law and Jon Daly both made their
competitive debuts as trialists against
Rovers, with a transfer embargo mean-
ing the Light Blues were only able to
name two of their new signings as tri-
alists for this tie.
Further restrictions meant only those
who played their football in Scotland
last season were eligible for selection
Other new recruits, who were reg-
istered with foreign associations last
term, have to wait until September 1
when Rangers' transfer embargo is lift-
ed.A late change to the team-sheet saw
Kyle McAusland replace Emilson Cribari
and make his first senior team start,
while reserve goalkeeper Scott Gallacher
made his competitive bow for the first
team between the sticks.
Rangers smash four past Albion
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