Robson: Moyes to sort things out with Rooney

Manchester United legend Bryan Robson has urged incoming manager David Moyes to convince Wayne Rooney to stay at the club.

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With Rooney forced to play second fiddle ever since the arrival of former Arsenal skipper Robin van Persie, speculation has been rife that the England international will seek employment elsewhere in the summer.

Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed to reporters after his final home game as Manchester United manager that Rooney had indeed submitted his second transfer request in three years, but Robson told the Sunday Mirror that Moyes should convince his former charge to stay at Old Trafford.

"David [Moyes] knows Wayne well from when he was a youngster and I think he will be able to talk to him as well as anyone and sort things out. Wayne has got to toe the line and I'm sure he is aware of that. But let's not forget he's still one of the outstanding talents we've got in this country," he pointed out.

"David has a fantastic squad to work with and a nice balance of youth and experience. There's no doubt, though, that Wayne Rooney is one of the really key players in that squad."

The 27-year old striker has been linked to French champions Paris Saint-Germain and Europa League finalists Chelsea, with Blues defender David Luiz already prepared to welcome Rooney to Stamford Bridge.

"'Everyone knows about his quality. so if he wants to come to Chelsea, why not?" he told the Sun.

"I'd be happy with it."

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