The Premier League champions are holding firm with their star striker.
Despite having performed brilliantly this season Manchester United won’t open contract negotiations with Chelsea target Wayne Rooney, according to the Mirror.
The interested from the Blues has reemerged after they had two bids for the England international rejected by the Premier League champions in the summer.
Rooney handed in a transfer request at the end of last term, which sparked speculation that the forward would be leaving Old Trafford and Jose Mourinho wasted little time in making a move.
However, the arrival of David Moyes as manager convinced the 28-year-old to stay and it’s widely believed that the attacker is enjoying life at the Red Devils once again.
Rooney has just 18 months remaining on the Englishman’s current deal and many think United will be wanting to avoid what happened to Arsenal with Robin Van Persie in 2012.
When the Dutchman entered the final year of the striker’s contract the Gunners were held to ransom over letting Van Persie leave, due to the fact the 30-year-old would be able to depart for nothing a year later.
That time around it benefited the English champions, who snapped up the Netherlands international for the relatively modest fee of £24m.
Yet despite having this prior experience in the area, United are in no rush to ensure the west London club don’t pull the same tactic on them with Rooney next summer.
The Three Lions star has been arguably the club’s best player this campaign, scoring 10 goals and providing 15 assists in 20 appearances in all competitions.
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