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United signings not guaranteed - Moyes

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David Moyes is expecting a busy few last few days of the transfer window but admitted he is not certain Manchester United will finally manage to make a major signing.

Uruguayan youngster Guillermo Varela remains the only player brought to Old Trafford this summer, with Moyes abandoning his attempt to buy Cesc Fabregas as well as seeing bids for Everton duo Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini rejected.

But Moyes is optimistic he will be able to add to his squad before the 11pm deadline on September 2.

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"I don't know how busy it's going to be but it's a busy football market," he said. "It might be busy in the next few days and I hope we do a little bit of business but I couldn't guarantee that."

Moyes is pleased that the summer-long saga of Wayne Rooney's future appears to have been resolved after the forward refused to respond to Jose Mourinho's 48-hour ultimatum to publicly declare he wanted to join Chelsea, who signed striker Samuel Eto'o instead.

But Moyes was reluctant to elaborate, instead reiterating that he had always insisted Rooney was not for sale.

"We told you and everybody else from day one [our stance], so I don't think there's anything else to add," he said.

Rooney earned plaudits for his performance when he made his first start of the season in Monday's 0-0 draw against Chelsea and Moyes believes he is in the right condition to carry on that fine form when United go to Anfield on Sunday.

Moyes added: "Wayne Rooney has been a great player for many years for Manchester United. He was an up-and-coming great player as a young boy at Everton and his career has gone the way that people expected it to go.

"I felt he played very well the other night and he's looking in good condition and is mentally in good shape, too. We'll do everything we possibly can to keep that going and need him to keep performing well. At the moment, he's in good shape."

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