Friday, April 20, 2007

Moyes to sue Rooney

Everton manager claims striker 'injured his professional and personal reputation and caused serious embarrassment and distress'

England striker Wayne Rooney is being sued by his former manager David Moyes over comments made in his autobiography, it was confirmed today.

The book, entitled My Story So Far, accuses the Everton manager of being overbearing, controlling and ultimately responsible for Rooney's £27m transfer to Manchester United in 2004. Moyes is reportedly claiming more than £300,000 in libel damages from his former player.

In the book Rooney claims he told Moyes he wanted to leave Everton after a newspaper claimed he had visited prostitutes. The footballer goes on to suggest Moyes leaked details of the conversation to the Liverpool Echo newspaper, which led Rooney to controversially quit the club he had supported from childhood.


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