Manchester United are believed to be holding off contract talks with Captain Wayne Rooney, in a bid to help him improve his performances.
Wayne Rooney, 30, currently has three years left on his contract, which is worth around $390,000 a year.
Reports from The Sun claims that Wayne is looking to end his career with Manchester United, meaning that the Red Devils would have to offer the England skipper a new contract.
But, the Manchester United board will refrain from offering Rooney a new contract with the club for at least another year and a half.
The board are supposedly holding off on a pay rise, as they would like to motivate the striker to improve his performances.
A source told The Sun: “Rooney is ready to end his playing days at United. He is presently contracted until the summer of 2019, but nothing is in the pipeline.
“It will be another at least 16 to 18 months or so before they even make a further look on an extension on that.”
Jose Mourinho has kept his faith in Wayne Rooney as he looks towards the upcoming season. He let Rooney keep the captain’s armband, and also rescued him from his potential midfield switch.
Ever since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, Wayne Rooney has been deployed in several different midfield positions.
Despite his efficient adaptability to these new positions, Jose Mourinho is keen on shoving Rooney in a striking position and watching him score goals, as he has been doing for the past decade.
However, many fans share mixed opinions over Wayne Rooney. While others believe he is the right man to take Manchester United to the title, some think he is past his best days.
Former Manchester United defender, Paul Parker, even called the 30-year-old “overweight and slow” and stated that the England international doesn’t even deserve a place in the starting line-up.