Wayne Rooney has revealed his big plans at Manchester United as he hopes to become a manager when he has finished playing.
He recently overtook Sir Bobby Charlton as the club’s all-time record goalscorer with his brilliant 94th minute free-kick against Stoke City.
However, he has not been a first-team regular under Jose Mourinho this season, losing his automatic starter status for club and country in recent months, and has been heavily linked with an Old Trafford exit.
Speaking about his career at the club, Rooney claims once he finishes playing he wants to become a manager.
“My whole life has been around football, and the minute I finish playing I would like to try and stay in the game and hopefully get the opportunity to manage,” said Rooney.
“I think when you get a bit older you start to think a bit more about the game and it’s something I’d love to do.
“Players who are playing in this generation do have enough money to not have to go into management, so the ones who want to do it will be successful.
“It’s an amazing feeling when you score a goal.
“The initial feeling, it’s like you’re playing football under water and when you score the goal you come up for air. And you can hear the crowd, the atmosphere for that four, five seconds; it’s a mad feeling.”
Rooney has spoken about extending his career at Man United as Mourinho has already previously stated he’d have no problems keeping the Englishman on at Old Trafford.
Whatever his decision, Rooney will always be a club legend and deserves respect for what he has achieved during his time with United.