England's Wayne Rooney in great shape according to Manchester United boss and captain
Wayne Rooney has returned to training with Manchester United in great shape, according to Reds captain Nemanja Vidic.
The England striker has been the subject of speculation all summer, but both Vidic and new Old Trafford boss David Moyes say the 27-year-old has been impressive since his return for pre-season.
And they are both hoping he can carry that into the new campaign as United set out to defend their Premier League title.
Vidic said: "Wayne is in the best shape I have seen him in the last five years.
"I haven't talked to Wayne about his future, but I have seen him train extremely well over the last few days and am looking forward to him playing for the club and playing his best."
Moyes dismissed any rumours of the former Everton man leaving United by saying he isn't for sale, following a close season of speculation regarding his future.
Instead, Moyes says he wants to help Rooney become one of the Manchester United greats with a number of goal records within reach for him.
Moyes revealed: "When I went down to the training ground, I looked at the pictures of the legends that have played for this club.
"I could see George Best, Denis Law, Bobby Charlton, Roy Keane and I thought Wayne isn't too far away from that.
"It's not too difficult to get the goals and he could be near to that.
"If he could do that he could be seen in the same light as those people.
"He has been training very well over the last few days."
Rooney ended last season with England in good form, netting a fine goal against Brazil in the Maracana Stadium.
And you can see Rooney and his Three Lions squad mates in action against Scotland on 14 August, with tickets on sale for the Wembley clash here.