Wayne Rooney has confirmed he would like to sign a new contract at Manchester United after his current one ends in three years.
The 30-year-old agreed a new deal at Old Trafford in February 2014 that ties him to the club until 2019 but, following Jose Mourinho’s arrival this summer, the England skipper has made it clear he would like to stay even longer if possible.
Speaking in the new edition of the United We Stand fanzine, Rooney said: “I have a contract at the club that I want to see out and wouldn’t be against extending it but that’s up to the club.”
The former Everton forward, who joined the Red Devils in 2004, has been adapting his game at club level as he grows older and is no longer regularly deployed as a striker. Mourinho is being tipped to use Rooney in a deeper midfield role next season, similar to the way Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson is this summer at Euro 2016.
Rooney added: “All players’ games develop and change over time. Look at Giggsy towards the end of his career compared to the beginning. What I can say is I will continue to develop my game and adapt and improve throughout.
“Over time and with experience, you see the game and experience the game differently, which leads to different decisions.
“I think my record shows I have always enjoyed assisting goals as much as scoring them and I also enjoy the involvement from deeper positions.”