Manchester United had no choice but to give Rooney what he wanted


No matter how eye-watering the figures, there was a certain sense of inevitability that Wayne Rooney would be awarded a bumper extended contract.
While firemen, nurses and policemen will be looking on in painful shock and awe they should not be surprised at all, this has been coming since October 2010.
Make no mistake, while Rooney will be counting his blessings (and the zeros) he should really be congratulating his agent. To secure such a deal for a player going into their 30′s is Bollinger-poppingly great work. Since the cleverly co-ordinated transfer request/U-turn/contract re-negotiation shenanigans, his management team have had United over a barrel. If the reports are correct the new deal is worth £300,000 per week yet this is damage limitation from the club.
Try to look at this...

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