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Wayne Rooney will remain with Manchester United

10-23-2010 13:43 BJT

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And now, a remarkable change of heart from Manchester United superstar Wayne Rooney.

After going public with his desire to leave Man U earlier in the week, Rooney has reversed course and decided to stick around signing an extension that will keep the striker at Old Trafford until 2014.

In an unexpected turn of events, Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney says he is not going anywhere. Choosing to remain at Old Trafford, signing a new five year deal.

Wayne Rooney, Manchester United Striker, said, "Yeah, I'm delighted. Obviously there's been a bit of controversy over the timing of it, but I'm delighted it's finally signed and hopefully I can move on and get back fit and get back playing again."

What brought about such a remarkable change of heart from Rooney remains unknown for now...especially after the 24-year old had previously expressed his anxiety over United's future ambitions. The newspapers and tabloids in London, having a field day with the news.

The Guardian looked to the potential monetary reasons behind the move.

The Mirror, took a humourous tone to it's coverage as it looked at the five year deal.

While the Sun brook out the puns, giving the iconic club a new way to spell it's name.

Many are trying to figure out just what's behind Rooney's decision but one man has been right about Rooney all along. Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho correctly predicted earlier this week that Wayne Rooney would remain at Manchester United and Mourinho also says he never heard from Rooney about a potential transfer.

Jose Mourinho, Real Madrid Coach, said, "He hasn't called me and he has my number. He hasn't called me".

With Rooney's future with Man U now secured, the focus should soon swith to the striker's performance on the pitch.

Some of the premier league's top managers weighed in on the situation.

Carlo Ancelotti, Chelsea Manager, said, "(Wayne) Rooney I think that Rooney did a fantastic job for Manchester United. In the future, I think he will do the same."

Arsene Wenger, Arsenal Manager, said, " You have just come out with the story of Wayne Rooney. At the end of the day, what is the desire of Man United? It is to keep their best players. It is simple as that."

Not so simple, how Rooney will begin the task of repairing his relationship with angry fans who covered an ad featuring Rooney with graffiti this week. But Rooney will now have five years to make amends.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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