London: Wayne Rooney admitted he was relieved to be able to focus on his football again after the Manchester United striker celebrated his bumper new contract with a goal in Saturday's 2-0 win at Crystal Palace.
Wayne Rooney celebrates his goal against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Pic/Getty Images
Rooney on Friday put pen to paper on a contract extension worth a reported £300,000-a-week which will keep him at Old Trafford until June 2019.
The blockbuster deal is said to have made Rooney the highest paid player in the Premier League and the England striker showed the investment should be money well spent for United as he produced an impressive strike to kill off Palace at Selhurst Park.
"The deal was important. It has more or less been agreed for a month. It was just the fine details needed finishing off. Thankfully it is done," Rooney said. "I've been trying to do well for the team and trying to
help us win.
"Whether I'm signing a new deal or not I always give 110 per cent on the pitch and that's what I've done
today. "Obviously I've been letting my football do the talking but I'm happy and settled."