So, basically one of three things:
1) All this was a ploy orchestrated by Fergie and aided by Rooney to get more money and promises from the Glazers in relation to transfers etc
2) Rooney signs a contract meaning that if sold in Jan or the summer, United can now demand a massive fee, rather than losing him for nothing
3) Rooney held the club to ransom and got what he wanted. What a hero.
Let's look on the bright side. At least all the ridiculous stories linking us with him can be placed to bed once and for all so we can now concentrate on signing Rivaldo.