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article imageReports: Wayne Rooney looking to sign new deal with Man United

By Marcus Hondro     Jun 23, 2013 in Sports
While Wayne Rooney has two years left on his contract with Manchester United he is agreeable to signing an extension now, reports say. Rooney will meet with new manager David Moyes sometime after Moyes officially takes over July 1.
Jamie Jackson in the Guardian reports that Moyes and Rooney are each holidaying just now in any case, and that when Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement begins on the first of next month, they will be back and ready to set up a meeting.
Rooney's deal now deal pays him £300,000-a-week, making him the highest paid footballer in the BPL and third highest in the world behind behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. His deal is not a heavily incentivised one, the bulk of the contract coming regardless of performance. The trend in football, however, is to go with more incentivised contracts and pundits suggest that will be the case with Mr. Rooney's next deal.
Rooney: success with Man U.
The 27-year-old is believed to desire a longer term deal. His wife, Coleen, just gave birth to their second son, Klay, on May 21 and they now have two boys. He's said to be living in the northwest area and does not desire to uproot his family and be forced to find his way in another organization.
There was a movement from Rooney this season past to request a transfer if Sir Alex Ferguson could not guarantee him a starting role. That request went by the wayside once Ferguson announced he was going and Moyes hired.
Moyes was in Everton when Rooney spent his first two seasons in the league there. They have not always been on the best terms as Rooney made remarks about Moyes in his book, but he since apologized and he and Moyes get on fine now.
In the 2 seasons since Rooney re-signed with Man U he has performed well. In 2011 he had 27 goals in league play, his highest total yet, while last season, with injuries, he scored 12. Rooney won the Goal of the Season award in for the third time in 2010-11, the only player to do so since the award's inception in 1971.
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