Wayne Rooney

Manchester United boss David Moyes has admitted that there is no Guarantee that Wayne Rooney will sign a new contract at Manchester United if United fail to qualify for next seasons Champions League.

The 28-year-old striker will be absent for Saturdays third round FA Cup tie with Swansea at Old Trafford with a groin injury that has kept him out for the past five games, but he may be available for the Capital One Cup semi-final against Sunderland on Tuesday.

The England striker enters the final year of his £250,000-a-week deal next summer, and United are eager to get him to negotiate a new contract, but it is thought that Rooney will wait until after the World Cup before deciding his future.

United suffered another blow in the battle to convince Rooney to stay at the club after losing at home to Tottenham and slipping to seventh in the table.

Talking to the Daily Mail on Friday Moyes said: ‘We would have to wait and see what happened in that situation.’

When asked if Rooney was happy at Old Trafford, Moyes said: ‘I think if you look at his performances he’s certainly playing at his best.’

Jose Mourinho tried to sign Rooney for Chelsea in the summer, and should there be talk of Rooney wanting to leave United it would certainly be of interest to the Chelsea boss who rates the England work horse so highly.