Rooney`s decision to stay massive boost to Man U`s title chances: Terry

London: Chelsea defender John Terry believes that Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney`s decision to stay back would be a massive boost to the club.

In a dramatic change of events, Rooney - who wanted to leave United earlier this week - performed an incredible U-turn over his future by signing a new five-year contract.

"I think Wayne staying will boost them and make it harder for us. On the back of what has happened United will probably go and spend in January and at the end of the season," the Sun quoted Terry, as saying.

Terry also thinks that Rooney`s decision will make life difficult for the reigning Premier League champions

"The fact that clubs haven`t been buying because of what`s happened financially in the world has maybe helped Chelsea in the last few years. Wazza staying is massive for them," Terry said.

Rooney, who was previously on 90,000 pounds per week, is now understood to be earning a basic salary in excess of 150,000 pounds per week.

The 25-year-old is now the highest-paid player at United, overtaking defender Rio Ferdinand.