Wayne Rooney has vowed to win back the trust of Manchester United’s supporters after a remarkable U-turn to agree a new five-year contract only two days after confirming he wanted to leave Old Trafford because he thought they were a club in decline.
Rooney has become the best-paid player in the history of the club by agreeing a deal thought to be worth as much as £180,000 (R1.26 crore) a week in a move that will inevitably invite allegations that he and his agent, Paul Stretford, have been guilty of cynical greed to get the best deal possible.
“I’m delighted to sign another deal at United. I’ve talked to the manager and the owners and they’ve convinced me this is where I belong,” Rooney said. “I’m signing a new deal in the absolute belief that management, coaching staff, board and owners are totally committed to making sure United mainta-ins its proud winning history.”