Manchester United fans are still trying to deal with the reality of their club legend Wayne Rooney moving back to his boyhood club Everton. But, it is now coming to notice that the English forward could be offered a club ambassador role for the Red Devils after he decides to hang up his boots, according to The Mirror.
After 13 years of service at Old Trafford, the ex-United captain chose to move back to his roots. The transfer was primarily based out of the want of a regular first team spot, something Jose Mourinho couldn’t guarantee.
Hence, United had to let the player go with one year remaining in his contract with the club. His last deal was understood to have the role of an ambassador included. The contract, though, is now rendered null and void, as he signed a new contract with Everton
Wayne Rooney was always considered to be among the best players in the history of the club, but he put his name into the record books by scoring 253 goals for the club over his tenure, eclipsing the mighty Bob Charlton’s record.
The 31-year-old was also played in multiple positions throughout his career, including a major role at midfield since Sir Alex Ferguson retired at the club.
Previously the captain of the United squad, he has handed over the armband to midfielder Michael Carrick – the last player to remain from United’s 2008 squad which won the Champions League in Moscow.
But with Carrick almost certain to retire at the end of this season, many fans and pundits believe that Ander Herrera could be the next captain. Never shy to express his happiness with the club, fans consider him to be next best to Wazza when it comes to grit and passion for the crest on the pitch.
Written by Srivats Venkateswaran
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