Moyes wins Rooney libel claim- 3 Jun 2008 07:55:00
Everton manager David Moyes has accepted substantial libel damages from former striker Wayne Rooney over claims made in the latter’s autobiography ‘My Story So Far’.
The writ made on behalf of Moyes had claimed the publication of the autobiography ‘injured his professional and personal reputation’ and caused him distress.
Moyes had objected to the account of how Rooney came to leave Everton and sign for Manchester United.
Speaking after the hearing Moyes said he was glad that his name ‘had been fully cleared in this matter’.
The undisclosed sum is being paid to Moyes by Rooney, co-author Hunter Davies and publisher HarperCollins.
Solicitor Edward Parladorio, for Moyes, told Mr Justice Eady, sitting at the High Court, that in the book his client was accused of ‘a serious breach of trust towards a young player under his management’.