David Moyes feels he does not need to convince Wayne Rooney to stay at Manchester United, despite Chelsea's continued efforts to sign the unsettled forward.
The Red Devils recently confirmed they rejected a second bid from Stamford Bridge for the England international. Rooney has been heavily linked with a move to the Blues, especially after Jose Mourinho had confirmed the 27-year-old is the Blues' only remaining transfer target for this summer.
Recent reports suggested Rooney is close to submitting an official transfer request to United. However, Moyes does not expect the player to force his way out of Old Trafford due to the club's illustrious stature in the football world.
"I don't know, I've not asked him," stated Moyes when asked what Rooney thought of United rejecting Chelsea's latest bid for him. "Will I try and persuade him to stay at the club? You don't need to convince anybody to stay at Manchester United," the Scot stressed.
Rooney is currently nursing a shoulder injury that ruled him out of the Stockholm friendly. Moyes revealed the striker is not fit to feature in Rio Ferdinand's testimonial against Sevilla on Friday and also the Community Shield tie against Wigan Athletic on Sunday.
"He's got a shoulder injury. He has an injury from when he fell on it the other day in a game. I don't think it will keep him out very long. Wayne's not going to be fit for Friday. I don't think he'll be fit and available. I hope he will be but I have a feeling he won't make it," the former Everton boss pointed out.
"As for the Community Shield on Sunday, the problem we've got is he's not played any games. He's not had any football yet and we need to take that into consideration," the manager added.
Moyes also refused to reveal whether United will continue their pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas but insisted the club will bring in a few new players soon.
"I can't say anything [about Fabregas]. But there will [be signings] and they will come," the 50-year-old added.