London: Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is set to receive a new a two-year contract extension at the Old Trafford, by manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who is reportedly furious at rumours over Rooney’s exit from the club this summer.
The move comes after a week in which Ferguson had to deny reports that he and Rooney had fallen out. Stating that he does not want his good players to leave, Ferguson said that there is no issue with Rooney’s current contract, adding that he has been persuading the Old Trafford chiefs to set the wheels in motion to extend the contract, and do any necessary negotiations to keep the striker.
Although the Scot admitted that he had no idea about the remaining duration of Rooney’s current deal, he was confident that Rooney will be at Old Trafford next season, adding that the star player had matured over the years at United.
Ferguson further said that although Rooney had to deal with a number of issues this year related to injuries, games and personal problems, he can still perform well, keeping in mind his 34 goals last season.
Ferguson was so incensed over rumours of Rooney leaving United, that that he banned a couple of national newspapers from attending his press conferences at Carrington, after they started the rumour that Rooney was about to the go the same way as the likes of David Beckham, Jaap Stam and Ruud van Nistelrooy.