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Moyes: 'Wasn't planning to quit'

The outgoing Everton boss David Moyes has said he "wasn't planning to leave" the club, as he faced the media for the first time since he was named as the new Manchester United manager.

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Moyes' first challenge: Keep Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney has reportedly expressed a desire to leave Manchester United. Credit: PA

Everton manager David Moyes is expected to be announced as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor later today.

Our sources at ITV believe he will sign a five-year deal at Old Trafford, which he will announce to Everton players this morning and to the rest of the world this afternoon.

One of his first challenges will be keeping Wayne Rooney, who expressed a desire to leave Manchester United two weeks ago.

Moyes was Rooney's manager at Everton and sued the player for comments the striker made in his autobiography.

It is thought they have since made peace.

Manchester United said last night that the Rooney is not for sale.

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