The lucrative contract may have settled any speculation that he will leave United under David Moyes.
But does it even matter?
No matter how settled the striker is, does he still have the ability to lead his club side, to compete on all fronts and excel in a Three Lions shirt like he did as a fresh-faced youngster?
We don’t think so and here are eight reasons why Manchester United and England need the young Rooney back:
By Jonny Boyle – @beanroll
He’s lost that unpredictability
The ability to produce big moments…
In the red of United…
And in an England shirt
Remember the player with all the energy in the world?
Who would take no nonsense?
Remember he used to do stuff like this?