Goal Sources: United’s key player rejects contract talks

Manchester United have started their season below the standards they have set in the past specially in the premier league, but for judging in terms of individuality some players have worked hard and their forms have been shockingly better. Chris Smalling had a below par last season but he has looked solid and reliable playing this season. Similarly Wayne Rooney had a poor season under his belt despite of contributing to the goals and assists.

Rooney was unable to influence games on his own and often looked lackluster losing possession on so many occasions. The games against Everton and Swansea were a horror show for him last season but this season, Rooney has been none less than a machine.

He has looked the only United player with hunger and desire to win. Obviously United don’t want to lose him especially in the form he is in but Goal.com today reported that Wayne Rooney has rejected any talks of contract extension and will seek an exit next summer after almost 10 years of service for Manchester United.

United are willing to offer the forward a four-year deal which could see former Everton player pocket a sum of £52m in wages over the course of his new contract. According to the speculated figures, the Red Devils are not offering any improvement on his current wage of £250,000-a-week.

“Wayne is resisting any and all attempts from the club to talk about his contract situation. He knows, more than anything, that with his contract running down and in the form that he is in, he holds all the aces,” a source told Goal.com.

Rooney and his representatives are exploring all possible opportunities and are well aware of interest from other clubs in England as well as Europe with Chelsea, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain reportedly showing interest in acquiring his services during the summer transfer window.