England forward had asked to leave the club last month.
Manchester United chief executive David Gill says that the Premier League champions are “confident” of being able to persuade unsettled front man Wayne Rooney to remain at Old Trafford this summer, reports BBC Sport Online.
The England international caused surprise at the Red Devils by asking for a transfer away from the 20-time English champions last month, a request that was immediately rejected by the club’s then manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
However, since the 27-year-old requested to leave United, Ferguson has decided to finally retire from football after more than 27 years at the club, to be replaced by his fellow Scot and former Everton head coach David Moyes.
And with the Glaswegian having once been the attacker’s mentor during their time working together at Goodison Park, there is genuine belief and hope at the club that Rooney can be persuaded to remain in the north west next season.
Rooney scored 12 goals in 26 Premier League games for United last campaign.