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Wayne Rooney wants to extend Manchester United contract

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Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney's future at the club looked bleak just a few years ago after hearing Jose Mourinho was interested in bringing him to Chelsea.

The move never materialised but Rooney has been granted his wish to work with Mourinho following his appointment to replace Louis van Gaal as manager of the Red Devils.

And now the striker-turned-midfielder has his sights set on extending his contract and finishing his career at Old Trafford, according to The Sun.

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Rooney still has three years left on his current deal with the club he joined for over £25 million from Everton in 2004 - becoming the most expensive teenager at the time.

He has spent the subsequent 12 years notching up 520 appearances and scoring 245 goals. Five more strikes will take him above Sir Bobby Charlton to the top of the club's all-time scoring charts.

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Despite his recent transformation into a central midfielder, he will expect to topple Charlton next season and should he extend his stay beyond the 15 years he is currently contracted to, can go well beyond the club legend's tally.

He said: "I have a contract at the club that I want to see out and wouldn't be against extending it - but that's up to the club."

The England captain's lack of pace has seen him become less effective up front as his career has progressed and it would now appear his future for club and country rests much deeper after impressing in centre midfield in recent months.

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Rooney will turn 31 in October and despite many players carrying on well into their late 30's, plenty of Man United supporters are not too pleased with the thought of the Englishman still featuring in four years time.

Here is some of the best reaction on Twitter:

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Wayne Rooney
Manchester United
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