There’s a group of Manchester United sat in the tavern this afternoon, reflecting on last night’s slender Champions League victory.
However attention has been taken distracted by huge speculation emerging into the bar about one of their star players.
Today’s Metro reports that Wayne Rooney has rejected Manchester United’s latest attempts to open talks over a possible new contract at Old Trafford, much to the shock of punters in the bar.
The 28-year-old England international has only 18 months left on his current deal with the Red Devils and he is yet to enter negotiations with the club despite reports suggesting that United are desperate to keep him.
Recent speculation indicated that David Moyes was ready to offer the former Everton man a bumper four-year extension on the same £250,000-a-week package he currently enjoys, which would be worth an incredible £52 million over the course of the deal.
But now Rooney could be ready to end his time at Old Trafford with interest from rival Premier League clubs as well as some of the top sides abroad, as his agent Paul Stretford refuses to begin talks about his future.
“Wayne is resisting any and all attempts from the club to talk about his contract situation,” a source is reportedly as saying.
“He knows, more than anything, that with his contract running down and in the form that he is in, he holds all the aces.”
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho tried his best to lure Rooney to Stamford Bridge in the summer and there is fresh speculation that he could return with a bigger bid in the near future.
Can United persuade Rooney to sign a new deal? Let us know your thoughts below.
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