Rooney reportedly wants security over role in team before signing new deal.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will seek assurances from manager Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of negotiations over a new deal, according to the Daily Mail.
There are question marks over the 27-year-old’s future at Old Trafford, with summer recruit Robin Van Persie establishing himself as the first-choice striker at the club with his goals spearheading their title triumph this season.
As a result, Rooney has been played out of position throughout the season to accommodate the Dutchman and has thus seen his form negatively effected.
Rumours continue to link the Premier League giants with moves for strikers across Europe including the likes of Roberto Lewandowski and Radamel Falcao, giving further credence to the suggestion that Rooney will remain in a more withdrawn role or perhaps even as far back as midfield.
United have regularly dropped the England international this season and as a result speculation has suggested a move away this summer may well be in the offing.
However, recent comments from Ferguson suggest that he has no plans to part company with Rooney, who he believes is “hitting his peak at 27” according to the Guardian.
As has been the case for several seasons, Untied may well look to improve other areas of the squad this summer, including the midfield as they search for long term replacements for the likes of Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.
Following comments made by the manager, despite the speculation, it doesn’t look as though Rooney will be leaving any time soon. Yet that hasn’t stopped the player wanting answers over his role at the club, with just a year to go before the World Cup in Brazil.