Wayne Rooney: Hopefully I'll be at Manchester United in five years time

Wayne Rooney

Rooney celebrates 10 years as a Manchester United player this week.

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is aiming for five more years at Old Trafford after celebrating the 10th anniversary of his arrival from Everton.

Rooney became the most expensive teenager when he moved from boyhood club Everton for £27 million back in 2004 - and has had a successful time at Old Trafford.

In an interview with MUTV, Rooney said: "I think the plan is I’ve just signed new long-term deal at the club and hopefully in five years’ time we’ll be sat down for a 15-year one (interview). I don’t see any reason why not.”

The one blot on his copybook with Rooney will be when he sought to move on from Manchester United, with local rivals Manchester City linked with a move for him but having recently been awarded the captaincy by manager Louis van Gaal.

The chances are that Rooney will become the club's all time leading goalscorer. His hat-trick on his debut against Fenerbahce was a sign of things to come - and the 28-year-old has scored 218 goals from 446 games for the club.

He needs another 31 to match Sir Bobby Charlton's record at Old Trafford - and given that he hasn't reached the age of 30 yet, it's certainly an achievable aim.

During his time at the club, Rooney has won the Premier League title on six occasions, the Champions League and the League Cup three times.

He has praised legendary United boss Sir Alex Ferguson for the impact he has had on his career, despite reported disagreements, saying it was a great honour that he recognised his talents at young age. 

As a result, Rooney had no regrets over leaving Everton, saying: “I’m a strong-minded person and sometimes you have to make tough decisions. No-one else could make it for me.

“It was down to me whether I left Everton and I made my agent aware and told my parents that I was going to join Manchester United. I had no regrets doing that.”

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