LONDON - David Moyes' first challenge when he takes over the Manchester United hotseat from Alex Ferguson will be to decide the future of England striker Wayne Rooney. It was Moyes who brought Rooney through at Everton aged just 16, but their relationship deteriorated after he was sold to United in 2004. Having already shocked United fans in 2010 by handing in a transfer request which alerted cross-city rivals Manchester City before he performed a U-turn, Rooney's long-term future is again in doubt. Even as Moyes was officially named United boss, succeeding Ferguson after the latter's 26-year stint in the most demanding post, it emerged that Rooney had asked to leave two weeks ago. Rooney still has two years to run on the contract he secured after his initial flirt with City. –AFP