England striker has been at the Red Devils since 2004.
Unsettled Manchester United front man Wayne Rooney may still be at Old Trafford next season, despite asking to leave the Premier League champions two weeks ago, according to reports on BBC Sport Online.
The England international, 27, has enjoyed an excellent campaign in front of goal as Sir Alex Ferguson’s side have won a record-breaking 20th top-flight title and 13th Premier League crown.
Rooney has found the back of the net on 12 occasions in just 26 Premier League games so far this campaign, while in all competitions the attacker has registered an impressive 16 goals in only 36 starts for the club.
However, following Ferguson’s decision to drop the player for United’s crucial, season-defining second-leg showdown with Real Madrid in the Uefa Champions League second round at Old Trafford in February, speculation has been rife that Rooney would quit the club come the end of the campaign.
But with the sudden and shock news that Ferguson is to retire from football this summer, to be replaced by Rooney’s first-ever top-flight manager, Everton’s David Moyes, insiders at United now feel that the forward could be persuaded to stay in the north west beyond the end of this season.