David Gill has said that Wayne Rooney will ‘without doubt’ be offered a new Manchester United contract if his current form continues this season.
Speaking to BBC 5Live today United’s ex chief executive Gill, who now sits on the board of directors at Old Trafford, also insisted that United would never have sold Rooney to a domestic rival and Chelsea found that out with their bids flatly rejected this summer.
Rooney’s current United deal expires at the end of next season and it isn’t a surprise to hear that United will offer him a new deal this year given how well he has played.
David Gill tells 5live "without doubt" Rooney to be offered new contract if early season form continues #MUFC
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With three goals in two games, Rooney is in the best club form he has shown in the past 12 months and going into the Manchester derby, he is United’s most in form player.
The 27-year-old signed his current deal back in 2010 when he held the club to ransom in order to secure a new lucrative deal that made him one of the best paid players at Old Trafford but with his deal expiring next year, United will be keen to tie his future to the club.
If Rooney decided he didn’t want to sign a new contract at the club, there would be a risk that he could play out his United contract in order to leave on a free and secure a huge signing on bonus, something United will be extremely keen to avoid.