Rooney: ‘I’d like to go into management once I’ve finished playing’

Date published: Wednesday 25th January 2017 9:28

Manchester United man Wayne Rooney has re-iterated his plans to go into management once his playing career is finished.

The 31-year-old scored his 250th goal for United with a stunning free-kick on Saturday, eclipsing Sir Bobby Charlton to become the club’s all-time leading goalscorer.

Despite this, the former Everton man is still planning for the future, and has once again expressed his desire to management.

“I’ve publicly said before I’d like to go into management,” he said, speaking at a Football Writers’ Association dinner.

“Obviously I’d have to complete my badges, which I’m doing at the minute.

“I feel it’d be a shame to have the knowledge I feel I have about football and walk away from it once I’ve finished playing.”

Rooney made the switch to Manchester United from Everton for £25.6 million in the 2004 summer transfer window.

Rooney is contracted at Manchester United until 2019, but thoughts may be cast to his future after seeing former England teammate Steven Gerrard become Liverpool academy coach.

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