Rafael da Silva expects lengthy Wayne Rooney stay

Rafael expects long Rooney stay
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Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva believes that Wayne Rooney will stay at the club "for a long time".

Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva has claimed that he expects Wayne Rooney to stay at the club "for a long time".

The England striker was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea over the summer, but a deal ultimately failed to happen.

Despite the uncertainty over his future, Rafael is convinced that Rooney is committed to the Premier League champions.

"There was too much talk about Rooney leaving," the Brazilian told Perform. "He was always silent about it. Now he is very relaxed.

"He belongs to Manchester United. He has been here for so long now, almost a decade. The fans love him and I think he will stay here for a long time."

Rooney has scored five goals in eight games for United so far this season.

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