Wayne Rooney's New Manchester United Contract Mocked by #RooneyContractDemands

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Wayne Rooney's New Manchester United Contract Mocked by #RooneyContractDemands
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Reports in the Sunday newspapers suggested that a deal that would keep Wayne Rooney at Manchester United for the rest of his career was on the brink of being completed.

The chatter suggested that Rooney would be paid £300,000 a week for the next five-and-a-half seasons, which caused some incredulity on Twitter:

And given the way that contract talks have been drawn out and a deal did not appear certain for the second time in Rooney's United career, it was perhaps little surprise that Twitter started speculating as to what he might have wanted to cause the hold-up (as if £300k a week wasn't enough...).

After all, rumours have circulated—such as those in the Guardianthat United will now be keeping him in the loop on all planned transfer activity and look to ease him into the captaincy.

A hashtag #RooneyContractDemands was started, and some of the suggestions were less than kind:

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