Moyes has no plans to rest Rooney

The Manchester United boss is conscious of the England international suffering burn-out, but says there is currently no need to leave the striker out of his starting XI
David Moyes says Wayne Rooney has given no indication that he is in need of a rest after an impressive start to the season.

Rooney has been in sensational form for Manchester United of late, playing a part in four of the five goals the Old Trafford side scored against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League in midweek.

But while Moyes is ready to rest the striker should he show signs of a dip in his performances, the Scot is also wary of dropping the England international and disrupting his sensational run unnecessarily.

"There will be times when we do have to look after him," Moyes told reporters. "At the moment he doesn't need it but I'll be looking for any signs of a dip and if I did see it, then I'd probably look to do so.

"But it doesn't need to be just now. I look at a lot of other clubs and they've played their players continuously. It's just at United here we've got a squad, we can rotate them, we have got other options.

"So I think I'll try and just wait – if it doesn't come around, I don't need to rest him, I won't do it.

"He's a boy who continually gets better in the games he plays. It doesn't really seem to affect him in a way it does others.

"I just want to make sure I keep him playing as well as he's doing and if he keeps doing it then I don't need to worry about it."

Rooney is expected to be a part of Moyes' starting XI for the trip to Tottenham on Sunday.