It's official! Wayne Rooney signs a new contract with Manchester United
Well, it’s finally happened.
Wayne Rooney has signed a new contract with Manchester United until June 2019.
The England striker tweeted the news on Friday evening:
Very happy to announce that I have signed a new extended contract with Manchester United pic.twitter.com/8wAN9XbCBG
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) February 21, 2014
The Manchester United website reports the news as follows:
The 28-year-old striker, signed from Everton in August 2004, has played 430 games for United, scoring 208 goals, a record which already puts him fourth in the club's all-time goalscorer list behind Jack Rowley (211), Denis Law (237) and Bobby Charlton (249).
David Moyes said: "Wayne has been the best player in England since I put him into the Everton first team in 2003. Since becoming United manager in July last year, I have enjoyed working with him and seeing just how he has developed his incredible talent. With his ability, his experience and his desire to succeed, he is a vital part of my plans for the future and I'm absolutely thrilled he has accepted the challenge.
"I said last July that Wayne has an outstanding chance to be a true legend of this club's long and rich history. He is just 42 goals away from overtaking Sir Bobby our record goalscorer and becoming the first United player to hit 250 goals for the club. These opportunities only come to special players and I'm confident Wayne will set a new record that will take decades to reach.”