Forward’s future in the north west has been open to debate all summer long.
Manchester United are planning on offering wantaway front man Wayne Rooney a new contract this autumn in an effort to keep the unhappy Englishman at Old Trafford in the long term, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The 27-year-old has been the subject of much speculation of late linking him with a possible big-money move to rivals Chelsea, with the player himself even making it clear earlier this summer that he wished to quit Old Trafford to join the west London club.
However, so far the Premier League champions have been adamant that their star striker would not be leaving the north west under any circumstances this season, especially to one of their fiercest rivals.
Now, though, it appears as though the England international may very well have a future with United after all, with Rooney having been handed his first start for the club under new head coach David Moyes in Monday night’s goalless draw with Chelsea in the Premier League at Old Trafford.
And the Red Devils want to build on the recent thawing of relations with the forward by sitting down with his advisers in the autumn and discussing terms over a possible new deal, if Rooney continues to show an improved attitude that is.
The attacker’s current contract runs until June 2015 and it was United’s initial refusal to offer him a new deal in the first place that led the player to seek a move away from the club.