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No contract talks planned for Rooney

Manchester United have no plans to open contract talks with Wayne Rooney, according to chief executive Ed Woodward.

The England international’s future has been in question at Old Trafford since the end of last season when former manager Alex Ferguson claimed the forward had handed in a transfer request.

New boss David Moyes has reiterated his desire to the keep the 27-year-old at the club as he looks to retain United’s Premier League crown.

But rumours have persisted that Rooney will depart the club he joined in 2004, with Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Arsenal all muted as possible destinations.

And Woodward confirmed there are no planned discussions on a new deal, adding the club are in a position to let players contracts near their end.

“No contract renewals are being discussed,” he said.

“I am not sitting down with any player on an extension and there is no trigger date in the diary.

“Would we be afraid to run a contract down? Of course not.”

Sun 14 July, 2013
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