David Moyes offers captaincy to Wayne Rooney in bid to keep him at Manchester United F.C.

Manchester United manager David Moyes is ready to make striker Wayne Rooney the club's next captain if he commits to a new 78 million-pound deal and finishes his top-flight career at Old Trafford. Rooney has also been given privileged access to Manchester United's transfer targets and rebuilding plans in a bid to keep him at the club.

updated: January 29, 2014 15:45 IST
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London: Manchester United manager David Moyes has offered captaincy to striker Wayne Rooney, who has only 18 months left on his current contract, with a staggering 78 million-pound deal in a bid to seal his stay for the team.

Juan Mata has already been captured from Chelsea in a 37 million pounds club record deal and is expected to be the first signing in a 200 million pounds transformation of the fading Premier League champions, reports.

United's hierarchy have also opened talks with Rooney's representative Paul Stretford over a new long-term deal likely to make him the Premier League's best paid player on more than 300,000 pounds a week, giving him parity with La Liga superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, the report added.

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