Wayne Rooney has agreed the fundamental details of his new £300,000-a-week contract at Manchester United but the deal has been held up by haggling over image rights.

It is understood that the United striker and his representatives have declared themselves happy with the fine details of the 28-year-old’s salary and bonus structure.

However, Rooney cannot actually sign the deal until a couple of issues over image rights are ironed out.

United chief executive Ed Woodward is confident that can be sorted out over the course of Thursday and or Friday and there is still an outside chance that confirmation of a new five-and-half-year deal could be made before close of play on Friday.

If that doesn’t happen, though, it may have to wait until after United return from Champions League duty in Greece next week.