Manchester United under no pressure of keeping Wayne Rooney
Manchester United officials claim the club is in no hurry to extend Wayne Rooney’s stay at Old Trafford, or the stay of any other player. The Premier League champions are apparently not in talks with players over extension contracts despite the fragile situation in their camp.
The rebellious English forward, Wayne Rooney is in the last two years of his contract. As the Manchester United star enters the final year of his contract with Manchester United his value will greatly decrease in the market, which means a long list of suitors will appear.
The new Old Trafford boss David Moyes wants Wayne Rooney to stay at Manchester United, something that has been repeated with great confidence from the Scottish boss. The confidence shown by David Moyes was reflected in the words of Manchester United’s chief executive Ed Wood as well.
Ed Wood claims the Premier League champions will not be brought down to their knees by any player and that the team wasn’t desperate to keep Wayne Rooney at the club.
“There are no contract renewals that are being discussed. I am not sitting down with any player on an extension and there is no trigger date in the diary,” Ed Wood was quoted by the Daily Mail. “Would we be afraid to run a contract down? Of course not.”
Wayne Rooney, who arrived from Everton for £25.6 million in 2004, has been strongly linked with moves to Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. The 27-year-old England international submitted his second transfer request in three years last month, soon after the retirement of Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is avid fan of Wayne Rooney. The French boss is ready to spend as much as £30 million on Wayne Rooney. Arsenal’s attempts are being rivaled by Chelsea. The new Blues boss Jose Mourinho admits he “likes” Wayne Rooney and could bring him to Stamford Bridge, although he hasn’t officially put a bid on the striker.