The striker's future has been the subject of intense speculation in recent months, with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho making no secret of his desire to lure the England star to Stamford Bridge.

However, Rooney has now accepted a lucrative offer from United to extend his contract beyond 2015.

The new deal will take the 28-year-old well into a second decade at Old Trafford and will ensure he remains the best-paid player in the Premier League.

United could announce the news as soon as Tuesday night, ahead of their clash with Cardiff.

Rooney's decision to commit his future to the club comes after the record signing of Juan Mata from Chelsea.

The two deals are a huge boost for David Moyes, who has endured a nightmare start to his United reign.