The 28-year-old will reportedly earn £300,000 a week on this new deal and it is expected that David Moyes will confirm the deal at this afternoon’s press conference ahead of the Crystal Palace game. The BBC usually aren’t wrong when it comes to breaking stories.
Whether or not Rooney deserved a new contract of that magnitude is up for debate but just as the signing of Juan Mata was, keeping Rooney at the club is a massive statement.
One thing that Rooney signing a new contract means is that United are unlikely to mess about in the summer transfer window. Given that he has already publicly questioned United’s ambition to sign the best players previously, would he sign a new long-term contract without clauses in there that guarantee United will invest heavily in the summer? I doubt it.A player should never have the power to put that in their contract but Rooney has had a grip over the club since 2010 and it has probably continued with this contract.
More to follow…