Wayne Rooney wants to coach Manchester United

Wayne Rooney snubbed an Everton manager’s job interview.


Wayne Rooney has vowed that he will do all in his capacity to one day coach Manchester United. Rooney, 36, is acquiring familiarity in the Championship with Derby County, having acquired over the team in November 2020. 

Despite the squad being docked 21 points this term for infringing the English Football League’s profitability and sustainability guidelines, Manchester United’s all-time top goalscorer has shined at Derby.

Rooney, who emerged through Everton’s academy and rejoined for a season near the finish of his playing days, is a fan favourite. When Rafael Benitez, the erstwhile Liverpool manager, was dismissed, the Derby manager turned down the opportunity to interview with Everton.

Rooney aspires to please United’s decision-makers, but he acknowledges he isn’t equipped to coach at Old Trafford just yet. Rooney as reported by Fabrizio Romano said,

“ I got offered the interview for the Everton job, but I want to be Manchester United manager”.

“I know I am not ready now but I have to plan everything I do to make sure one day it will happen”

During his 13-year spell at United, Rooney collected five Premier League titles, one FA Cup, and a Champions League, among other achievements. In 559 games with the club, he set a club record of 253 goals.

With seven games left to play, Rooney’s Derby County are eight points below 21st-placed Reading, which is just above the relegation zone. On Saturday, they face Preston.

Rooney, along with Patrick Vieira, was inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame the other week, alongside six other legends.

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