Wayne Rooney
Rooney could return for United next month.

Manchester United manager David Moyes expects Wayne Rooney to be available for the pre-season friendly against AIK Fotboll in Stockholm in August after a hamstring injury despite continual reports regarding the 27 year old's discontent at Old Trafford.

Latest reports suggest Rooney is willing to consider a move to Arsenal should Chelsea, who made a bid for the England international last week, withdraw their interest due to United's intent not to sell to their main title rivals.

Rooney left United's Far East pre-season tour without playing a game after picking up a hamstring problem, heightening speculation regarding his future.

United rejected a bid in the region of £20m for Rooney last week and adding to Moyes' declaration that the striker won't be leaving the Premier League champions this summer, the Scot expects to have him back before the end of the club's pre-season schedule.

"Wayne has been doing light work in the gym," stated Moyes. "And is being lined up for a return against AIK in Sweden [on 6 August].

"We have said and the club have said he is not for sale.

"That has not changed. I do expect Wayne to be in Stockholm. As far as I know, he is coming.

"He has started light jogging, and the feedback from the physios is that he is progressing - so hopefully those dates will still be right when we get back."

Misinterpreted comments from Moyes last week, in which he intimated that Rooney would only be a backup to Robin van Persie, reportedly left the striker "angry and confused".

However, rumours regarding Rooney's future at United have swelled centrally due to the uncertainty surrounding the player's own desires.

Since Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed the player had submitted a transfer request prior to the end of last season Rooney has refused to publically declare his intentions.

During the club's title celebrations after the end of the season Rooney was roundly booed by attending supporters and having submitted a second transfer request within three years he faces a daunting task winning back the approval of United fans.