Rooney to be offered new deal
Ferguson wants to keep striker at Old Trafford beyond length of current contract
Wayne Rooney cannot hide his disappointment the 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid last week. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.
Ferguson yesterday knocked down suggestions United would look to sell Rooney in the summer, and now he has stressed the club see him in their long-term plans.
Former Everton man Rooney is tied to United until the end of the 2014/15 season, so there is no need to sit down for talks immediately.
Ferguson said, according to several Sunday newspapers: “There’s no issue with his contract, when it has to be renegotiated it will be. We don’t want players to leave.”