England captain Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United future is not secure as the striker would like it to be. The 30-year-old player’s contract expires in 2019, but the Old Trafford hierarchy wants the player to prove his worth in the remaining seasons before being awarded a new contract.
It is believed that Rooney wants to end his playing career at United, but the striker has been blamed for poor form since last season. The player already earns a staggering salary of $390,450-per-week and the chiefs at Old Trafford wants the England captain to prove his worth before being offered a new contract with a pay-rise, according to The Sun.
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“Rooney is ready to end his playing days at United. He is presently contracted until the summer of 2019, but nothing is in the pipeline. It will be another 16 to 18 months or so before they even make a further look on an extension on that.” A Manchester United insider said.
The man from Croxteth, Liverpool has been a part of the United’s first-team for around 12 years. He signed five-and-a-half year deal with the club in 2014, under former manager David Moyes’ tenure.
Despite his poor form recently, new manager Jose Mourinho has shown his faith in the player and has revealed that Rooney has a lot more to give to United. The Portuguese believes that the 30-year-old will have more memorable memories at Old Trafford in the future.
“Wayne has been a wonderful servant to this great club over the last 12 years. He’s won virtually every trophy, including five Prem titles and a Champions League medal. And I am sure he will provide many more memorable moments for United in the coming years.” Mourinho said.
He made a total of 28 appearances for United last season in which he scored 8 goals. He had a shot accuracy of 48% last season and created 42 chances for his team. His pass accuracy is 83% and is involved in 1 defensive actions per match, according to Squawka.com.
The former Everton prodigy has scored 178 goals in 368 appearances for Manchester United.
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