England international to extend stay at Old Trafford despite interest from Paris.
Wayne Rooney is likely to sign a new contract to extend his Manchester United career this summer, despite suggestions from France that Paris Saint-Germain have concluded a deal for the player.
It is understood that PSG’s Qatari owners would be interested if Rooney came on to the market, though they do not believe that situation will arise, or that Sir Alex Ferguson would sanction the sale of one of his top players to a potential Champions League knock-out stage rival.
Source: The Independent
When Wayne Rooney was omitted from the Manchester United starting line-up for the crucial Champions League last-16 second leg clash with Real Madrid, many journalists, pundits and commentators prophesied the beginning of the end of striker’s Old Trafford career.
But since the benching, Rooney has been back to his best, finding the net in his next four starts for club and country and impressing in a deeper role last weekend, suggesting Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to leave out the England international is paying dividends.
Rather than depart Manchester in the summer, the 27-year-old could now be awarded with a new contract, which would leave Ligue 1 outfit PSG disappointed. The Parisiens are understood to be keen to add to the former Everton man to their already star-studded team and if United were to turn their backs on Rooney, a chance to move to the Parc des Princes would surely tempt the powerful forward.
PSG are one of the few clubs on the planet who could increase Rooney’s reported £200,000 a-week wage packet (United’s neighbours Manchester City are another, incidentally) and given their showing in the Champions League quarter-final with Barcelona, Carlo Ancelotti is building a cohesive and attractive football team, rather than a collection of disjointed Galacticos.
But now Rooney’s relationship with Sir Alex appears to have thawed, the striker can look forward to continuing his career at Old Trafford and it may be that he is increasing deployed in a midfield position, a role he performed admirably in the recent victory over Stoke.