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Zaha joins Rooney for east Asia tour

Man United manager David Moyes is taking Wilfried Zaha and Wayne Rooney on tour - who he insists is going nowhere.

Last Modified: 10 Jul 2013 11:07
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Zaha (L) signed from Crystal Palace - who will be joining Manchester United in the Premier League [GALLO/GETTY]

Manchester United manager David Moyes has confirmed that new signing Wilfried Zaha will join Manchester United's squad for their pre-season tour of east Asia and Australia.

Zaha only began pre-season training on Monday after taking time off to recover from England's European Under-21 Championship campaign and Moyes wanted to talk to the former Crystal Palace man before deciding whether to take him along on the trip which sets off later on Wednesday.

"He will travel with us on the tour," Moyes told talkSPORT.

This club has a great record of putting young players in the team. Hopefully Wilfried can be one of them

David Moyes, Manchester United manager

"He has only been with us for two days but I will take him away, see how he goes and have a look.

"This club has a great record of putting young players in the team. Hopefully Wilfried can be one of them."

Wayne Rooney will also be part of the tour, although there has been no further developments on his future, with Moyes again insisting that the 27-year-old striker was not up for sale.

"The club have already stated Wayne is not for sale," Moyes said.

"I have met Wayne two, three, four times. A lot has been said about myself and Wayne over the years but we have a really good relationship. He came to my house, I have been to his recently to have a chat. Also he is here every day.

"I will say he is training great. They are telling me it is the best shape they have seen him in for a long time.

"From that point of view I am taking it as a positive and I am going to try and get the best Wayne Rooney I possibly can."

United's tour takes them to Thailand, Australia, Japan and Hong Kong before they return home for a further friendly in Sweden and then Rio Ferdinand's testimonial against Sevilla at Old Trafford on August 9 and the Community Shield two days later.

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