Manchester United fans react on Twitter to imminent £70m Rooney contract

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has reportedly agreed a new deal at Manchester United. What do the fans think?

There is a little bit of confusion today but the general consensus seems clear - Wayne Rooney has agreed to sign a new deal at Manchester United.

It has been reported in many circles that a deal was now done - a five-and-a-half year deal worth a massive £300k-a-week.

That in numbers is just over £70m altogether, £1,785 an hour, about £30 a minute and £160k-a-week in taxes - quite astonishing.

David Moyes has attempted to calm down the speculation this afternoon - by stating in his press conference that a deal is not quite done yet:

"As soon as we have the information to give you, we will give you it. Everyone knows how important he is. He's a terrific footballer. If we can get it done it will be great."

In times like this it is always good to look at the respectable sources, and they are unanimous. United may not have officially stated anything - but Rooney has agreed the deal.

An announcement is imminent, perhaps after the weekend, and tying down Rooney to a new deal is certainly a signal of intent by David Moyes, Ed Woodward and co.

The deal is likely to take him to the end of his career at Old Trafford - and while many seem happy with that news, others are not so sure.

This now represents the second time in his career that Rooney has seemingly thrown a sulk, before signing a new deal not long afterwards - to a massive financial benefit his way.

In the summer Rooney looked on his way after a mass disintegration in relations with the club at the end of last season.

But with the change of manager came a change of heart - and Rooney remained a United player despite several bids from Chelsea.

He did similar in 2010 - signing a new deal at the club just two days after he announced his intention to leave.

And some United fans clearly have mixed views on Twitter to Rooney’s imminent new deal…

Here is a quick selection of reactions to the reports…

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