Manchester United - Moyes unsure about Rooney

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has yet to sign an extension to his contract.

The Red Devil’s striker’s current deal expires in the summer of 2015, and Rooney appears to be in no hurry to sign a new deal - instead waiting until Manchester United know if they are going to play Champions League football next season.

Rooney is arguably playing some of the best football of his career - the striker has scored 9 goals in 16 Premier League appearances this year, excelling in the absence of fellow striker Robin Van Persie.

Playing in a more all-round role this season, Rooney has also chipped in with 9 assists - 7 more than any other Manchester United player. He has, at times, almost single-handedly won Manchester United points and many would agree that his performances deserve Champions League football.

According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United manager David Moyes is unsure whether Rooney will extend his current £250,000-a-week deal beyond the summer of 2015.

'We would have to wait and see what happened in that situation', he said.

Asked if the England striker is happy at United, Moyes said: 'I think if you look at his performances he's certainly playing at his best.'

The 28-year-old striker has been at the club for over 10 years, but should the Manchester United fail to qualify for the Champions League, a move must be a distinct possibility.

One team in particular who are still interested in his services is thought to be Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea.

The Blues were the subject of multiple failed bids during the summer as they looked to lure the striker away from Old Trafford, after rumours of discontent in the Rooney camp. Rooney would certainly help solve Chelsea's striker problem.

And don't rule out Rooney going abroad -  talk of him being a thug who can only survive in England are far off the mark; Rooney has made great strides both on and off the pitch in the last 2 years, and certainly has the maturity now to cope with life on the continent.

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