Former England striker Gary Lineker has claimed that Wayne Rooney’s new five-and-a-half year contract is not worth the 300,000-a-week that has been reported. Rooney’s new long-term contract at Manchester United was confirmed this evening, with manager David Moyes saying he was prepared to allow the England international to leave Old Trafford.googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(“div-gpt-ad-1389116196215-0”); });It has been widely reported that the former Everton striker’s new contract at United will see him earn 300-000-a-week – equalling 15.6 million a year – however, Lineker has claimed that he has been reliably informed that reports on Rooney’s new deal have been exaggerated. Lineker wrote on his Twitter account: “I’m now informed, quite reliably, that estimates of 300k a week are somewhat exaggerated. The heart bleeds.”Rooney’s new contract will see the 28-year-old enter his testimonial year at the Manchester club, after previously being linked with a move away after apparently asking for a move towards the end of Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign at Old Trafford.