Rooney's Red coup
Manchester United will make Wayne Rooney the best paid player at Old Trafford, on a par with the top earners at mega-bucks Manchester City and Chelsea. Rio Ferdinand is believed to be the Reds' top earner at around £5.5million a year. Rooney, 24, who has had the best season of his career, hitting 34 goals and picking up a host of awards including PFA Player of the Year, may even see his reputation enhanced at next month's World Cup finals. England's talisman will attract admiring glances from Europe's elite clubs but he has never even hinted he would like to leave Old Trafford - and United want to reward that loyalty with a record wage offer of up to £130,000 per week. City's Emmanuel Adebayor and Carols Tevez are reputed to earn £7.5m a year, with Chelsea's double-winners Frank Lampard and John Terry just behind on £6.5m salaries. Rooney has two years left on his deal but both he and United are keen to get around the negotiating table. However, United have agreed to put the talks on hold until after the World Cup. Do you think Rooney will stay at United for the rest of his career? Have your say.
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