Wayne Rooney has insisted he is over the moon at signing a new contract at Manchester United and is excited to see the club into a new era as a senior player.
In August, Rooney will be eligible for his testimonial as he would have been at United for ten years and he has won everything (apart from the FA Cup) that he can but despite his tumultuous career at times, he sounds happy to commit the rest of his career at United.
Speaking to the official website about the contract, Rooney said: “I am made up to be staying at United.
“In August I will have been at the club for 10 years and during that time I have played with some fantastic players and won everything that I hoped I would when I first signed. I now have the chance as one of the club’s senior players to help the younger players coming through and to be a part of another great United team.
“The fans have always been a huge part of this club and the support they have given me since my debut against Fenerbahce has been amazing. I am very grateful to all United fans around the world for their continued support.
“I am really excited to be a part of the club’s future and want to thank David Moyes and Ed Woodward for their belief and support in me. I am convinced that this is the start of another successful chapter in Manchester United’s history.”
Rooney must surely have some emotional attachment to the club by now even if money was the main attraction of this new contract given that he has been here for ten years.
Now that we know he is going to be here for the next five years at least, we don’t have to spend the summer with his name all over the back pages and hopefully now that his future has been resolved, Rooney can re-find his best form once again.