ROONEY’S BLOOD STILL RED
By: Neo Goba
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has extended his stay at Old Trafford signing a four-year contract with the team.
Rooney had just a year and a half to go before the end of his contract and he already had other European team’s interested in him.
Rival’s Chelsea were one of the club’s that wanted to change his blood to “Blue” but unfortunately the England striker showed no interest to leave Red Devils.
“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,” said Rooney in an interview with the club’s communications department.
According to the Red Devil’s website, Rooney will also become a club ambassador for United when he retires from the game. So not only will he have been banging goals for the club, but he will also be representing the club for diplomatic assignments.
Wazza made his professional debut with Everton in August 2002. Two months later, he showed his penchant for scoring and coming up big in important games when he became the youngest-ever goal scorer in Premier League history.
He then left Everton in 2004 to join the Red Devils and since then he has been banging goals like never before.
Rooney has scored 208 goals in 430 appearances for the club.
“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,” added Rooney.
He further said, “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.”
Club Manager, David Moyes, said that he is thrilled to have Rooney staying at the club.
“He has been fantastic. Everyone would want him in their team,” said Moyes.
“There were clubs who did want him. There were clubs who would have wanted him but there was never going to be a chance he was going to leave Manchester United, certainly not on my watch,” Moyes added.