Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
Wayne Rooney may have been forced to stay at Manchester United this summer, despite apparently wishing to join up with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, but the England striker can console himself with a new deal at Old Trafford.
Both the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph run back page leads on Wednesday confirming that Rooney will sit down to renegotiate his Manchester United contract in the autumn.
After bagging two assists at Swansea in a substitute appearance and with a committed display against Chelsea earlier this week, Rooney is understood to have shown plenty of desire under new Manchester United boss David Moyes.
Despite the urgings of Jose Mourinho, Rooney will not be handing in a transfer request, according to various sources, and looks set for a lengthy stay at Old Trafford.
United hope to sit down with Rooney in three months, provided all is well on the pitch. And chief executive Edward Woodward is also keen to meet with Nemanja Vidic and Nani to discuss new deals around this time.
There are however no guarantees that Rooney will agree to a new deal at Manchester United.
Ian Ladyman writes in the Daily Mail: “Certainly United will not offer Rooney the same £250,000-a-week salary he has earned for the last three years. Any offer will be incentivised and will depend heavily on performances and appearances. Rooney may, therefore, decided to sit it out on his current deal and try to get himself a move somewhere next summer. A move to Chelsea may not be an option in a year’s time, however, as Mourinho will have bought an alternative by then.”
The back pages of the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail are below.