Moyes insists Rooney not bigger than Manchester United

Updated: Jul 14, 2013, 12:05 PM IST

London: New Manchester United boss David Moyes has warned Wayne Rooney that he is not bigger than Manchester United and although he wants to get the best out of the striker, he does not want the situation to overshadow the start of the season.

According to The Sun, the manager thought that a lot of talks were being held about the player and to have him become more important than the club was something he had to avoid.

The report said that no contract talks had been planned with Rooney, who has two years left on his existing deal, and is currently out with a hamstring injury.

Moyes also said that it was a challenge for him to get the striker back to where he was and although he was Scottish, he wanted England qualifying for the World Cup.