England striker’s Old Trafford career still in doubt.
Manchester United front man Wayne Rooney is desperate to stay at the Red Devils for the rest of his career, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
The England international has endured an up-and-down season to date at Old Trafford following the big-money summer arrival of fellow forward Robin van Persie from Arsenal.
The Netherlands international’s status as the undisputed first-choice attacker under United head coach Sir Alex Ferguson has seemingly knocked Rooney’s confidence in front of goal this campaign, with the 27-year-old having found the back of the net on just 12 occasions in the Premier League in his 22 appearances to date.
Meanwhile, his 16 strikes in all competitions in 31 matches for the top-flight champions-elect is also his worst-ever return since arriving in the North-West from Everton for £25.6 million in 2004.
However, there are reports that the England international now wants United to offer him a new long-term deal to finish his career at the club, despite the player still having two more years left to run on his present contract.