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A way to silence his critics at Manchester United?

Date: 19th February 2014 at 6:47pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Ever since the January window slammed shut, the tabloids have been filled with regular reports of Manchester United's Wayne Rooney signing a new £300k-per week mega-contract, that could also pave the way for him to be anointed club captain and the end of the season when Nemanja Vidic brings his Red Devils career to a close. Wazza Roo is yet to sign on the dotted line, but reports on a daily basis have suggested that moment is only drawing nearer. Today, Mirror Football have even felt compelled to include the word 'imminent' in the title of their latest article covering the lengthy contract saga. A mega-contract indeed; the deal, worth £70million over its reported four-and-a-half-term duration, would make the England international the highest-paid player in the history of the Premier League, and the direct recipient of 3% of Manchester United's overall revenue, according to Nick Harris of Sporting Intelligence. He'd also engulf 8.5% of the club's payroll. To the Premier League champions, Rooney is undoubtedly worth that much. The 28 year-old, a decade-long servant to the club, has become the physical embodiment of Manchester United's footballing identity; robust, English, hard-working, determined, yet exceptionally gifted in creativity and guile. Amid their current malaise under David Moyes, he has at ... Read More


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