Last Updated: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 09:26
Manchester United legend Bryan Robson reiterated that Wayne Rooney is not for sale after David Moyes refused to discuss Chelsea's bid.
The Australian media was met by a wall of silence from Moyes when they quizzed him about Chelsea's attempts to take the 27-year-old England international to Stamford Bridge in this current transfer window.
Blues boss Jose Mourinho put the ball in United's court when confirming their interest on Wednesday, but Moyes would not be drawn on the subject ahead of his side's game against Australia's A-League All Stars in Sydney on Saturday.
However Robson, who was United's longest-serving captain before departing Old Trafford in 1994, is accompanying the team on the tour of Australia and did speak out about Rooney.
"David Moyes has said Wayne Rooney is not for sale. As far as we're concerned, that's the end of it," he told reporters.
Robson also dismissed claims that the situation surrounding Rooney, who is back in England for treatment on a hamstring problem, had not distracted the team from their pre-season preparations.
He added: "They're getting on with training. Unfortunately Wayne got the hamstring strain, which he didn't want - you don't want any of your top players out at this stage of the pre-season. But it hasn't been a disruption to the other boys."
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