Man Utd captain Wayne Rooney reveals desire to manage

Wayne Rooney of England during the UEFA EURO 2016 Round of 16 match between England and Iceland at Allianz Riviera Stadium
Image: Wayne Rooney has revealed he would like to be a manager upon retirement from football

England and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has revealed he would like to become a manager when he retires from football.

The 30-year-old made the admission during a Facebook live Q&A with his fans, with the questions being asked by team-mate Ashley Young.

Speaking from a hotel room in Beijing, where Manchester United will take on rivals Manchester City on Monday in the the International Champions Cup, Rooney said he is already preparing for a job in football after he finishes playing. 

"I would like to be manager when I finish playing," Rooney said.

"Football is what I've done my whole life. I'm currently in the process of taking my coaching badges so hopefully when I finish playing I'll have that complete."

Rooney is England's greatest-ever goalscorer and has been capped 115 times for the national team.

Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring Manchester United's opening goal against Barcelona
Image: Rooney's team-mate Ashley Young asked the questions during a Facebook event

He even joked that Young could become a member of his coaching team, provided his team-mate completed the proper training.

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Turning to Young, Rooney said: "If you get going with your badges you can come in and be one of my coaches." 

"I might try that. Hear that? He just offered me a job," Young replied.

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