Wayne Rooney isn't going anywhere.
After a week of speculation about Rooney's potential departure from Manchester United, complete with Rooney's own admission that he wanted to leave, the England striker has been convinced to stay and has now signed a new five-year contract to stay with Manchester United.
Rooney's u-turn came after days of discussions with the club's leadership, including manager Alex Ferguson. It also came as Manchester United fans grew angry and hostile toward Rooney because of the potential for a shock move to Manchester City. That possibility drove an angry mob of fans to protest outside Rooney's home on Thursday.
Now it will be up to Rooney to win back the support of fans that turned on him quickly, and it will be up to Manchester United to prove that Rooney was wrong to suggest the club wasn't willing or able to spend money to bolster the squad. As much damage as the recent events did to Rooney's reputation and standing among Manchester United fans, it just might push the club to start spending more after a summer that saw the club spend relatively little.
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