With recent news breaking that Manchester United are currently lining up a brand-spanking new contract for club icon Wayne Rooney, it's important to know that this deal represents more than just the tying down of a player for the next few years. 

It's been well documented that Rooney was the subject of much transfer speculation last summer, with both Arsenal and Chelsea sniffing around for any hint of a transfer request, which never came. 

Similarly, it's well known that Rooney did previously try and leave the club under Sir Alex Ferguson, after stating he felt the club was lacking ambition. 

It is the latter which makes the potential of Wayne Rooney signing a new contract at United a huge success, for everyone involved with the club. 

After a summer of speculation the player remained uncannily quiet. 

An interview after the first Champions League tie of the season saw Rooney almost snap at the journalist, who simply quizzed if he had asked to leave United. 

Rooney responded with such impetus and tenacity it should have put anyone off the idea of asking him that question again.

David Moyes too, made it very clear that he had no intention of allowing Wayne Rooney to leave the club which he had originally sold him too.

So what does Wayne Rooney staying at United represent?

Well, it represents big things to come at Manchester United of course, because a happy Wayne Rooney is something that rivals should be fearful of.

Following a slow start to the campaign, which saw the Red Devils win just three of their first eight fixtures, the club are currently back on course following an unbeaten run which stretches nine games long. 

Personally, I feel Wayne Rooney's form has been electric at the very least. The stalemate draw with Chelsea was a prime example, Rooney looked like the football hungry 18-year-old we have all come to love.

He has carried that form with him for much of the current season, which is one of the underlying reasons to United's recent upturn. 

His persistent work rate, desire to have the ball at his feet and return of goals to his game can only be promising for England fans, who are still of the belief that the country can win the World Cup next year.  

Meanwhile back at United. David Moyes didn't have the best of maiden summer transfer windows with his new club, following failed attempts to sign several players.

Which left him with Marouane Fellaini being the only addition to the squad. 

However with Wayne Rooney penning a new deal I would suggest that won't be the only signing they make this season.

Previously Rooney asked to leave because of the club's "lack of ambition", which meant he didn't feel the club were signing players that would better the team. After all, Rooney was used to playing with some of the best in the business, including Ronaldo, Tevez, Berbatov and more. 

You can excuse him for feeling out of place when in the summer of 2010 the signings of Ashley Young, Javier Hernandez and Phil Jones failed to catch his attention, nor spark his imagination. 

However with Wayne in the form he is, there isn't a better advert to come and play at Manchester United than the one he stars in everytime he plays this season.

Added with the support of Robin van Persie's goals, and you could very soon have players asking to come to Manchester United in January.

Anyone who ruled United out of the title race this season because of their poor start could be made to look a fool, because if Rooney gets his way, as he so often does, the Premier League crown will be back at Old Trafford come May.  

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