Kenny Dalglish: 'Top stars may want Wayne Rooney parity'

Kenny Dalglish believes that Wayne Rooney's new Manchester United deal may cause problems for the club when negotiating with potential new players.

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish believes that Wayne Rooney's new contract at Manchester United will set a precedent for incoming players this summer.

Rooney signed a new deal on Friday, thought to be worth around £300,000-per-week, and the former Reds boss has said that while he feels the deal is a good move for United, it will mean that potential new signings will be asking for similar wages.

He told The Mirror: "Signing Wayne is great news for United, but it also gives them a problem with new players coming in, looking for a deal that's on a par with what he's getting.

"So in that respect it could prove a bit awkward for United. They're a financially sound club with a huge turnover, but they may find the agents of players they want to sign this summer using Wayne's new wages as a barometer of what they want.

"It doesn't matter about their ability, they'll just look at Wayne's wages. These players might not be a patch on Wayne in terms of ability, but that won't stop them looking for money they're not entitled to."

Rooney's deal makes him the highest paid player in Premier League history.

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Wayne Rooney of Manchester United celebrates scoring their second goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League Match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on December 1, 2013
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