There has been talk of rewarding bad behaviour which could have a negative impact on other players’ contract discussions.
However, David Gill has today revealed that players who have recently signed contract extensions (Ryan Giggs, Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick) didn’t mention Rooney’s deal in a bid to improve their own contract.
“I don’t think it’s particularly outrageous,” said Gill. “We’ve done deals with certain players recently and the impact of what we paid Wayne never came up. I don’t think we should hone in on Wayne Rooney is this particular situation.”