Rooney will now earn an estimated £300,000 a week and stay at the club until he is 33 which makes it all but guaranteed that he will become United’s record goalscorer, as he is only 41 goals behind Sir Bobby Charlton with at least five years to make up the difference.
Back in the summer when Rooney was being courted by Chelsea, it looked like he would never play in a United shirt ever again but David Moyes convinced him to change his mind and stay.
It was a decision that was immediately vindicated as Rooney recaptured his best form this season and showed that he is still capable of world-class performances in a United shirt. Many, myself included, thought we would only see that sort of Rooney if he left the club.
For United, it is another major moment in the transfer market as it means that we have retained Januzaj and Rooney as well as signing Mata in the space of seven months following the dismal summer transfer activity.