Manchester United boss David Moyes testily repeated that Wayne Rooney is not for sale Friday after he abruptly quit their Asian tour and Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho voiced his admiration for the unsettled star.

Moyes was careful not to be dragged into a row with Mourinho but he showed signs of impatience as he underlined his position that Rooney, who flew home with a hamstring injury just hours after arriving in Bangkok, would not be sold.

Rooney was suppose to be part of the Red Giants Asian tour, but has since left the team due to an injury, in which Moyes has said would take up to three weeks to recover.