Wayne wants to stay at Man United for­ever

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LON­DON: Eng­land striker Wayne Rooney has dis­missed talk of a move over­seas and said he wants to stay at Manch­ester United for the rest of his ca­reer.

“It’s nice to be no­ticed but I’m re­ally happy at United and, un­less they tell me oth­er­wise, I can’t see my­self leav­ing,” yes­ter­day’s Bri­tish news­pa­pers quoted him as say­ing ahead of Eng­land’s friendly against Brazil in Qatar to­day.

“I’ve got two years left af­ter this year on my con­tract so I’m sure we’ll be ne­go­ti­at­ing a new deal in the next few months.

“I love the place. It’s 30 min­utes from home and all my fam­ily and I’ve got a great chance of winning more tro­phies,” added the 24-year-old, who be­came a fa­ther for the first time last week.

Rooney said he had wanted to face Brazil since he was a young­ster but played down sug­ges­tions he was the Eng­land player clos­est to the Brazil­ians in tal­ent, say­ing he was not even the most skil­ful in the squad.

“I’m happy when peo­ple say I play like a Brazil­ian be­cause I love the way they play,” he said. “But there are other play­ers who are more skil­ful than me in the Eng­land team. Joe Cole, for ex­am­ple.”

Manch­ester United man­ager Sir Alex Fer­gu­son, who signed Rooney from Ever­ton five years ago, has said the player could stand along­side the likes of Kaka, Cris­tiano Ron­aldo and Lionel Messi as the best in the world.

Rooney felt he would first need to win on the big­gest stage of all, how­ever.

“If you want to be known and re­mem­bered in world foot­ball, I feel you would have to win a World Cup,” he said.

“Ob­vi­ously there are play­ers like Ge­orge Best and Cris­tiano Ron­aldo who are ge­niuses but per­son­ally I feel I have to help Eng­land win a World Cup to be con­sid­ered like that.” – Reuters

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