The Red Devils captain broke the deadlock before being sent off in the 2-1 victory over West Ham United at Old Trafford on Sunday.
The 28-year-old was assigned as United’s new captain by Louis van Gaal earlier this season And Rooney believes he will see out his playing days at the Theatre of Dreams and he will develop new side to his game in the coming seasons as the England captain’s career starts to dwindle.
Manchester Evening News quotes Wayne Rooney saying: “It’s more than likely I’ll be here for the rest of my career.
“I now know exactly what I want to do on the pitch,” he said. “I still believe I can get better as a footballer.
“In the next three to five years you will see me as a different player. The next two or three I feel could be the best of my career.
“I’m at a stage, especially after playing at this club for 10 years, where I’ve picked up a lot about the game – I’ve learnt.
“When I was younger I wasted far too much energy charging around in the last 15 minutes.
“I’d be tired, your legs aren’t fresh and you might miss a chance.
“I’m a better footballer now than I was then.
“When I was younger I was raw. There were moments when I did spectacular stuff, but now overall my play is better.”