Rooney eyes new strike partner

Manchester United star Wayne Rooney wants to see the club sign a big-name striker to partner him in the summer.

Rooney has hit 34 goals in all competitions this term but the Red Devils look like ending the season in second place behind Chelsea.

United must beat Stoke City and hope Carlo Ancelotti's men slip up at home to Wigan Athletic in the final round of fixtures on Sunday and, despite media reports linking him with a move to Real Madrid, Rooney has moved quickly to quash the rumours.

Speaking to The People, he said:"If we can bring in two big-name players, it would give us a good chance of getting the league back if Chelsea do win it.

"If you look at the team in 1999 that won the treble we had four forwards, all capable of scoring goals.

"Now there is me, (Dimitar) Berbatov and Michael Owen. There is Federico Macheda too, but if we can get one more top forward in it would give us the right balance.

"I have two years left on my current contract so talks haven't started yet on a new one. But I am sure after the World Cup we will sit down and speak about a new deal."

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