Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney will no sign a new contract at Manchester United according to the Press Association.

The star striker's contract runs out with the Reds at the end of the 2012 season but it appears that the talks over a new deal have stalled.

Rooney shone for United last season but he has been able to recapture that form in the opening eight games as he has been thrust in the media spotlight after allegations of his private life.

The striker had been left out of the side for both the clash with Sunderland and Valencia and it was thought that he had been suffering with an ankle injury.

But speaking after the England game last week, which was another uninspiring performance from him on the international stage, Rooney seemed to defy manager Alex Ferguson by revealing that he was not injured.

On Saturday Rooney was left out of the starting eleven as Manchester United faced West Brom at Old Trafford, Ferguson did bring him on with twenty minutes to go as United let a 2-0 lead slip.

Rooney joined Manchester United in 2004 for a fee of £20 million from Everton - going on to become one of the club's brightest stars.

There was speculation over the weekend that Rooney would be sold in the January transfer market, for a possible fee of £150 million, and the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester City are rumoured to already be interested in the striker.

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw

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