I hate to say it, but I was right again.
This is brilliant news for the club and manager Sir Alex Ferguson said:
“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. It shows character and belief in what we stand for.
“I’m sure everyone involved with the Club will now get behind Wayne and show him the support he needs to produce the performances we know he is capable of.”
Rooney, who recently said he was on his way and would not be signing a new contract, has obviously had a dramatic change of heart. In my opinion it was all a ploy for a little extra cash in his weekly wages, whilst also having a quiet dig at the Glaziers to invest and improve the squad.
For him to sign a new deal and stay at the club, these key queries must have been agreed.
After signing the contract Rooney said:
“I’m delighted to sign another deal at United. In the last couple of days, I’ve talked to the manager and the owners and they’ve convinced me this is where I belong. I said on Wednesday the manager’s a genius and it’s his belief and support that have convinced me to stay.
“I’m signing a new deal in the absolute belief that the management, coaching staff, board and owners are totally committed to making sure United maintains its proud winning history – which is the reason I joined the club in the first place.
“I’m sure the fans over the last week have felt let down by what they’ve read and seen. But my position was from concern over the future. The fans have been brilliant with me since I arrived and it’s up to me through my performances to win them over again.”
The fans now need to get behind the boy. After all he is our best player and no matter how many fans are holding a grudge, he will be a United player for a very long time.
So after a tempestuous week, Sir Alex has worked his magic again and let’s hope this sensational news will change our season for the good.