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Rooney 'has been picking ten Hag's brains at United's training ground'

Wayne Rooney ‘has been picking the brains of Erik ten Hag at Man United’s training ground and ‘sees some of Sir Alex Ferguson’ in the Dutchman… with the DC United boss ‘eyeing up the Old Trafford hotseat in the future’

  • Wayne Rooney has been impressed by Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag 
  • Rooney sees some similarities between ten Hag and Sir Alex Ferguson 
  • The ultimate aim for Rooney is to become manager of Manchester United 

Wayne Rooney has been left impressed by Erik ten Hag after regularly visiting Manchester United’s training ground during the MLS off-season.

According to The Sun, Rooney sees some similarities between ten Hag and legendary former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Rooney, who is currently in charge of DC United, has ambitions of returning to Old Trafford as Manchester United manager in the future. 

Wayne Rooney has been impressed by the vision of Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag

Rooney, currently in charge of DC United, wants to manage Manchester United in the future

Rooney has been back in England to watch his sons Kai and Klay play for United’s academy. 

The report indicates that Rooney has been impressed by ten Hag’s vision for the club. The Dutchman has been happy to give advice to United’s all-time top goalscorer about management.  

Rooney sees some similarities between ten Hag and the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson

In March Rooney admitted that he wants to manage Manchester United eventually.

United’s all-time record goalscorer, he scored 253 times in 559 appearances for the club. 

He told The Sun: ‘The whole reason in me going into management is Manchester United. I got offered the job interview for the Everton job.

‘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.’

Rooney started his managerial career at Derby County, with the club having to deal with significant financial issues.

After leaving Derby in June, Rooney became the manager of DC United, who he previously represented as a player.

Rooney has been in charge of 14 matches so far, winning two, drawing three and losing nine. 




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