Photoshop: Elliptical Marquee Tool transform

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Sometimes you find yourself needing to select a circle or oval that is not proportional or needs to be rotated.
For example, the oval shaped wheel of a car. The elliptical tool is just useless since It can't be adjusted or rotated to reflect the selection in a free transform way.
It would be great to have at least 4 selection points to adjust the pitch and angle of the marquee or have a new tool that is similar to a Pen tool but with circular options instead of straight.
The ellipse tool has something close but it's a path. I want a simple way to create ovals and angled elliptical shapes.
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Does Selection > Transform Selection not do the trick for you? If you right click on the transformation, you can choose a number of transformations: