Rooney eyes long spell at United

Salisbury Journal: Wayne Rooney has no intention of leaving Manchester United Wayne Rooney has no intention of leaving Manchester United

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney wants to spend the next decade with the club.

The 26-year-old famously backtracked after making a transfer request two years ago and there has been further speculation over his future in recent weeks. But the England international now regards his past attempt to leave as a big mistake and insists he wants to stay at Old Trafford as long as he can.

When asked where he saw himself in another 10 years, Rooney told talkSPORT: "Hopefully still here at Man Utd. That's the aim, the plan and what I want to do. As long as this club wants me, I'll be here and trying to be successful."

Rooney regrets the furore he caused when he decided to seek a move.

He said: "Sometimes as a player you make bad choices and bad decisions, and I think that's what happened.

"Sometimes you see yourself somewhere else and that can play on your mind and make you say or do things you shouldn't have done.

"I realised I had made a mistake. I went back in to see David Gill and the manager. I told them I wanted to stay and be successful in the future."

Of the recent speculation, which has followed the club's signing of Robin van Persie, Rooney said: "I saw that but I didn't think anything of it.

"If the manager didn't want me around, I'm sure I'd be the first one he'd tell.

"That stuff you have to deal with but if I'm wanted at this football club, I'll be at this football club as long as possible."

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