Sunday, 10 March 2013

Wayne Rooney In Line For New Manchester United Deal

Wayne Rooney can expect a new deal in the summer that will keep him at Manchester United for another five years.

Claims this week that Rooney is going to be flogged at the end of the season for £20m are wide of the mark.

United have no plans to show the frontman the door with boss Alex Ferguson insistent the England striker is still a key man at Old Trafford.

And the Red Devils will show their commitment to Rooney by inviting him for contract talks in the summer.

Ferguson said: “There’s no issue with his contract, when it gets time to renegotiate it will be done. We don’t want players to leave."

Rooney has just over two years left on his current deal and United want to tie him down to a long-term contract.

They are keen to stop him from letting his contract run down and leave him with the option of quitting for free.

Ferguson plans to recall Rooney to his line-up against Chelsea today in the FA Cup quarter-final in a role playing as a support striker to Robin van Persie today.

And Reds winger Ashley Young is warning Chelsea to expect a fearful backlash as Manchester United look to ease the pain of their Champions League exit.

Winger Young reveals the injustice of losing out to Real Madrid in controversial circumstances is still burning in the United dressing room.

United were knocked out of Europe after Turkish whistle blower Cuneyt Cakir harshly sent off Nani at Old Trafford on Tuesday and the hurt is making them determined to beat Chelsea.

Young said: "Obviously, when you have a disappointment like we had the other night you want to get the next game straight away. 

"We know it is another massive game and everybody will be fired up for the game.

"That would have been the case whether it was league or cup. 

"Everybody wants to get back to winning ways. That is what we are looking forward to doing."

Young admits his United pals are still feeling sore at being knocked out of the Champions League in such an unjust way.

But he insists the fighting spirit installed in the fabric of the club will help them pull through today's testing FA Cup challenge.

He added: "In midweek, the boys were fantastic. It was a disappointing result but we have to move on from that.
"Of course we were disappointed.

"But the club has bounced back many times and that is what we will be looking to do today.

"It is a big game but it is a chance to get further in the FA Cup. That is exactly what we are looking to do. We are looking to bounce back and I think you will see that."

United have not won the FA Cup since beating Millwall in the final in 2004 and Young knows Alex Ferguson is targeting the silverware as the Reds aim for a double.

And knocking Chelsea out of the cup will leave the path open for Young and co to dream of lifting the famous trophy.

He added: "When you are playing one of the top four, the intensity is going to be higher than normal.

"The intensity will be even greater with it being the FA Cup. We have to go into the game full of confidence with the way we have been playing.

"I am sure if everyone is concentrating and fully focused, we can get ourselves into the next round."

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