Man United transfers: Wayne Rooney ‘delighted’ to sign new deal

Man United transfers: Wayne Rooney puts pen to paper on a five-and-a-half year contract worth a reported £300,000-a-week

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Wayne Rooney has scored nine Preamier League goals this season Photo: bwin

Wayne Rooney has revealed his delight after signing a new long-term contract at Manchester United.

The 28-year-old forward has put pen to paper on a five-and-a-half year deal reportedly worth a staggering £300,000-a-week.

The England international’s previous deal, which earned the former Everton striker £250,000-a-week, was set to expire in 2015.

Rooney has scored nine Premier League goals this season after Jose Mourinho failed in his attempts to bring the striker to Chelsea last summer.

On last summer’s speculation, Rooney told United’s website: “There was a lot of speculation in the summer but I was pleased when David Moyes came in to the club.

“I’ve got a great relationship with him and he’s shown a lot of trust and faith in me. Talks have been ongoing for a long time. I’m delighted to be signed up now.”

United initially confirmed the deal via their Instagram page. The defending champions posted: “Great news for #mufc as Wayne Rooney signs a four-year contract extension keeping him at #mufc until June 2019. #rooneymufc”

Rooney has scored 249 goals for the Red Devils since joining United in a £25.6m deal from Everton in 2004.

And the United man has his sights set on surpassing Sir Bobby Charlton as the club’s all-time record goal-scorer.

“It’s great to have the opportunity to try to break those kinds of records. I’m not too far away even though I’ve still got a few goals to go, but I’m confident I can reach it. Hopefully it will happen and if it does it will be a really proud moment,” Rooney added.

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