Manchester United manager David Moyes says the club have no plans to open contract talks with Wayne Rooney any time soon.
The England international has 18 months left to run on his current deal.
Rooney's future at Old Trafford has been called into question on a regular basis in recent years and he was a target for Chelsea.
The former Everton striker was reportedly looking for a way out of the club over the summer, having grown disillusioned with being played out of position, but he has returned to his talismanic best this term and appears to be enjoying his football again.
Taking that into account, Moyes is eager to avoid any potential distractions - with United playing catch-up in the defence of their Premier League title - and will shelve extension discussions until a more suitable time.
He said after seeing Rooney score a brace in Sunday's 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur: "When will we talk to him about the contract? I don't really know.
"I think we are fine. We are just mo...