Wayne Rooney admits he wants to end his football career at Manchester United

by Tanveer Arayan

Wayne Rooney admits he is interested in extending his Manchester United contract and wants to see out his career at Old Trafford in midfield.

The Englishman still has three years left on the deal he signed in February 2014 and will be almost 34 once it expires.

He has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford before he signed his deal but it looks like he wants to commit his long-term future at the club under new boss Jose Mourinho.

Speaking about his future, Rooney insists he enjoys the involvement on the team from a deeper role.

“I have a contract at the club that I want to see out and wouldn’t be against extending it – but that’s up to the club,” he said.

“All players’ games develop and change over time – look at Giggsy towards the end of his career compared to the beginning.

“What I can say is I will continue to develop my game and adapt and improve throughout.

“I think my record shows I have always enjoyed assisting goals as much as scoring them and I also enjoy the involvement from deeper positions.”

Rooney has spent most of his career playing upfront but he has recently been deployed in a deeper role for club and country as he enters the latter stages of his career. Mourinho has always been a big fan of the Englishman and even tried to sign him at Chelsea so it will be interesting to see how he fits into the manager’s plans.

A new deal would take him to more than 15 years at United, he’s by far our most experienced player and only needs five more goals to eclipse Sir Bobby Charlton as the club’s all-time leading goalscorer. However, he still has some way to go if he wants to try and match Ryan Giggs, who made 963 appearances for the club by the time he retired in 2014.

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