Sun, 28 Feb 2021

Manchester United and England great Wayne Rooney ended his illustrious playing career on Friday to take up the job of managing Championship side Derby on a full-time basis.

Rooney was in charge for nine matches as interim boss at Derby, winning three and drawing four.

Rooney said he was "blown away" by Derby's potential when he arrived at the club after a spell playing for DC United in the United States.

Rooney, who captained Manchester United and England, hangs up his boots as the all-time leading goalscorer for United and his country.

After an impressive showing for England at Euro 2004 he was signed by Alex Ferguson for Manchester United for Pound 27 million.

The forward scored 253 goals for United, winning five Premier League titles and a Champions League medal, all under Ferguson.

Rooney joined Derby in January 2020 as a player-coach and took caretaker charge when Cocu was sacked.

Source: News24

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