11 Jul 2013

Moyes Man U era starts with focus on Rooney

5:19 am on 11 July 2013

Intense speculation over Wayne Rooney's future looks set to dominate the British football headlines this week as Manchester United begin their new era under David Moyes.

Moyes' first outing as United boss, starting with this weekend's friendly in Bangkok, will be scrutinised for clues about Rooney, who made a transfer request just before the departure of legendary boss Alex Ferguson.

The Daily Mail newspaper has linked Rooney with a 60 million pounds bid from Chelsea - who also arrive in the Thai capital this week, led by their returning manager Jose Mourinho.

Manchester United head to Sydney after Bangkok and will also visit Japan and Hong Kong.