England international Wayne Rooney has made the decision to stay at Manchester United after all. The former Everton star previously stated that he wanted to leave the club, but has now committed his future to United by signing a new five-year deal with the club.
“It’s been a difficult week, but the intensity of the coverage is what we expect at Manchester United. I said to the boy that the door is always open and I’m delighted Wayne has agreed to stay,” was Manchester manager Alex Ferguson quoted as saying on the club’s official website.
“Sometimes, when you’re in a club, it can be hard to realise just how big it is and it takes something like the events of the last few days to make you understand. I think Wayne now understands what a great club Manchester United is.
“I’m pleased he has accepted the challenge to guide the younger players and establish himself as one of United’s great players.”