18 Feb 2014

Rooney set to stay at United

11:23 am on 18 February 2014

Wayne Rooney is expected to sign a new five-and-a-half-year contract with Manchester United this week that will increase his wages to about $600,000 per week.

The 28-year-old England striker is close to committing his future to the Old Trafford club until June 2019.

Rooney joined United from Everton in August 2004.

His current deal runs until summer 2015 and is worth $500,000 a week.

The new deal would signal a turnaround in the forward's future at Old Trafford after former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson claimed that Rooney had asked for a transfer towards the end of last season - a claim the player denied.