Rooney priority is new Man Utd contract

Wayne Rooney sees his future at Manchester United.

Wayne Rooney sees his future at Manchester United.

The Daily Mail says it is understood that the 27-year-old wants to sit down with United at the end of this season and discuss an extension to a contract that will by then have two years to run.

Negotiations with the soon-to-be-crowned Barclays Premier League champions are likely to be lengthy and complicated.

Rooney will no doubt wish to remain on the same wage that he agreed when signing a deal worth in excess of £200,000-a-week in October 2010 while United will initially offer the England star a lower basic with a greater proportion of performance-related pay.

Nevertheless, with both sides keen to agree a new deal it would seem that Rooney’s future will only lie away from United in the unlikely event of United and his advisors simply not reaching a compromise.

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