Date: 7th August 2006 at 1:07pm
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Wayne Rooney says he is happy to be a Red for life.

The 20-year-old England and Manchester United striker, who is signed up at Old Trafford until 2010 says he would happily extend his contract because ‘There is something that is very special about the club and I want to be part of that for as long as I can.’

Rooney told the Sunday Mirror: ‘People say I could now have my pick of clubs but this is where I want to be. I want to extend my contract. I don’t want to go anywhere else. I look at people like Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs and I want to be here as long as they have. This is a big club and no-one I know ever wants to leave.’

‘I want to win everything – the Premiership, the Champions League and, yes also, the World Cup. It might not happen, but that’s what my aim is. That’s the reason I’m in football.’

He also says he has no regrets coming to Manchester United ‘I came here because when I was growing up they were the team that won everything and I believe I can achieve what I want to achieve here.’

The club are currently waiting on news as to whether the hot shot will be suspended for the first three matches of the new season following his (and Scholes) red cards v FC Porto. At the moment it looks unlikey that the FA will ban them.