Rooney reiterates desire to manage after retirement

      

Rooney reiterates desire to manage after retirement

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Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney has reiterated his desire to become a manager after his retirement from football.

Asked whether he would like to be a manager in an interview for the BBC, he answered: “Yes, of course.  I think when you get a bit old you start to think a bit more about the game. It’s something I would love to do. My whole life has been around football and just the minute I finish playing I would like to try and stay in the game and hopefully get the option to manage.”

31-year-old Rooney, who broke Bobby Charlton’s long-standing goal-scoring record during the weekend, is currently doing his coaching badges. But one thing he will surely miss when he gets into management is scoring goals for Manchester United in the Premier League.

“It’s an amazing feeling” Rooney said. “The initial feeling is you are playing football under water and when you score the goal, it’s like you come up for air and you can hear the crowd [and feel] the atmosphere. For that four of five seconds, it’s my feeling.”

Rooney, who currently earns £300, 000 a week, is determined to stay at United until the end of his contract in 2019, despite losing his first-team place under Mourinho.

 

 

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Premier League 2017/18

# Team P GD Pts
1 Manchester City FC 23 50 62
2 Manchester United FC 23 32 50
3 Liverpool FC 23 26 47
4 Chelsea FC 23 25 47
5 Tottenham Hotspur FC 23 25 44
6 Arsenal FC 23 11 39
7 Burnley FC 23 -1 34
8 Leicester City FC 23 2 31
9 Everton FC 23 -13 27
10 Watford FC 23 -9 26
11 West Ham United FC 23 -12 25
12 Crystal Palace FC 23 -12 25
13 AFC Bournemouth 23 -11 24
14 Huddersfield Town 23 -20 24
15 Newcastle United FC 23 -10 23
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 23 -12 23
17 Southampton FC 23 -11 21
18 Stoke City FC 23 -27 20
19 West Bromwich Albion FC 23 -12 19
20 Swansea City FC 23 -21 17