Manchester United transfer news: Wayne Rooney keen to extend Old Trafford stay

Rooney’s current deal, from which he earns around £250,000 per week, expires in 2019

Michael Parsons
Monday 20 June 2016 15:59
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Rooney has witnessed Rashford's rise at club level
Rooney has witnessed Rashford's rise at club level

Wayne Rooney has suggested he would like to see out his playing days at Manchester United by extending his current contract.

Rooney’s current deal, from which he earns around £250,000 per week, expires in 2019, by which time he will be 34.

In an interview with the United We Stand fanzine, Rooney said: “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.”

Rooney has enjoyed an upturn in form of late, playing in a more withdrawn midfield role for both club and country. The England captain is aware that his longevity will depend on the continuing adaptation of his game to his advancing years.

Former team-mate and current Manchester United assistant manager, Ryan Giggs, provides the obvious template.

Rooney 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.”

Rooney will first have to prove his worth to incoming manager, Jose Mourinho.

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