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David Moyes describes Wayne Rooney as exeptional

Manchester United’s new manager David Moyes has described Wayne Rooney as an ‘exceptional talent’ as the rumours grow that he is set to leave the club.

Two-weeks ago Wayne Rooney put in a transfer request with Manchester United, which was immediately turned down by the club.

Speaking to the Cambridge Union Society on Monday evening, Moyes praised Wayne Rooney and described him as the ‘last of the classic street footballers’.

Moyes said:

“When he left Everton, he was already an outstanding player,”

“Some of the things he used to do in training, we would stand back and look at each other as if to say, ‘How did he do that?’ He was and is an exceptional talent.

“Wayne was brilliant in some of the stuff he did. He was football mad. Every training session he would run out, volleying the ball everywhere. Staff would exchange glances that suggested, ‘Can you believe that?’

“Wayne was the last of the classic street footballers. As a 16-year-old he could have left training and then gone out into the street with his pals, thinking nothing of it. You would see him in the street, hitting a ball against the walls.

“Part of that culture has gone but, coming from Glasgow, I knew what it was like. He was the last of that kind of player I have worked with.”

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