“Would be the pinnacle”: 38-year-old admits he’d love to manage Manchester United

Manchester United co owner Jim Ratcliffe is seen in the stands.

Manchester United key figures are yet to make a final decision on the side’s manager REUTERS/Carl Recine

Wayne Rooney has revealed that he would love to manage Manchester United.

Players returning to clubs as coaches and managers always hits different. At Manchester United, that opportunity arose when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge of the club after the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

The romance of the 99 Treble hero truly hyped morale in the side. The fans were well and truly behind their gaffer because they were first behind him as a player. As such, even though that tenure did not pan out well, Solskjaer continues to amass great respect from the faithful.

Any player would love to manage the club they achieved greatness with and another United legend is no different.

Wayne Rooney dreaming of Manchester United return

In a conversation with Gary Neville on The Overlap, Wayne Rooney, 38, did not hesitate when asked which club he would like to manage. The club’s record goal-scorer named Manchester United.

“It’s a tough one because I’ve always said that I’d love to manage Everton or Manchester United,” he said.

“I’d probably say United – that would be the pinnacle to manage Manchester United. Everton would be more from an emotional standpoint, a club I support and love, but United would be the pinnacle really.”

The club’s hierarchy could still yet sack Erik ten Hag and find themselves looking for his successor. However, Rooney is not going to be part of that discussion.

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To put it mildly, Rooney’s stints at the managerial level haven’t been smooth. His performance on touchline for Derby County and DC United received mixed reviews.

Further, his handling of Birmingham City was nothing short of disastrous with many suggesting that he took a club that had a shot at finishing in a play-off spot and left them fighting to avoid relegation.

He has now been handed the opportunity to lead Plymouth Argyle as their manager for the upcoming season. As such, it’s best to wait and see how Rooney fares in the Championship before entertaining talk of any Premier League move, let alone United.