‘Great news’ - Manchester United first-team coach Tweets excitement at Rooney deal

Wayne Rooney

Phil Neville is one of many seemingly chuffed to bits that Rooney has signed a new deal at Manchester United.

The rumours first crawled onto the web about midday yesterday - that Manchester United and Wayne Rooney had finally agreed on a new contract.

Initially it was denied by Moyes that a deal had been signed - but later that evening it was confirmed by the club that Rooney would remain at the club for a further five-and-a-half years.

The new deal will reportedly see Rooney net £300k-a-week in salary - and is the largest deal in the clubs history.

Speaking about signing the new deal Rooney said:

“I’m very happy to have signed a new long-term contract with Manchester United. This is one of the biggest clubs in the world and to know that I will be playing here for the majority of my career is something that I’m looking forward to. I’m happy that everything is now finalised and I can carry on concentrating on my football.”

Fans have mixed views about the deal. Some feel he has pulled off yet another negotiation master class for a bumper pay-rise - similar to the one in 2010.

But on the other hand Rooney is of course a world-class performer - even if his weekly wage may now be beyond ridiculous in relation to his talents.

So many a United fan is pleased - in fact one has expressed that clearly on Twitter.

This fan however also happens to be the clubs first-team coach - Phil Neville.

The former United player has expressed his joy at the new deal on Twitter…

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