Termed by many, if not all United fans, as the next captain, English international Wayne Rooney has committed the rest of his career at the club after penning a new contract extension. The 28-year old has signed a new four-year contract that will see him earn a staggering £300K-a-week. This makes him the highest paid player in the Premier League.
The Liverpudlian expressed his delight at signing the new contract by saying:
“I’ve been here since I was 18 and this contract will take me through to my thirties, which is almost my entire professional career. I’ve played most of my best football here and am looking forward to hopefully playing even better football in the next few years.”
‘Wazza’ who has scored 208 goals in 430 games is only 42 goals shy of breaking the record set by United’s Knight of The Realm, Sir Bobby Charlton, who is the club’s all time leading goal scorer with 249 goals.
When asked on the possibility of breaking Charlton’s record, the forward couldn’t hide his joy as he said:
“This is definitely something I would like to achieve. If I managed to do it it’d be something I’d be very proud of. My aim is always to score and create as many goals as possible, so if I can continue to score regularly and break the record then I would be delighted.”
Things only seem to get better for the former Everton man as apart from the wholesome wage and the chance to become the club’s leading goal scorer, Rooney will become a club Ambassador when he retires.
Club Vice-chairman Ed Woodward and Manager David Moyes were all present during the signing of the contract extension.