Wayne Rooney rejected chance to join Erik ten Hag’s coaching staff

Wayne Rooney was informally approached over the possibility of joining Erik ten Hag’s coaching staff at Manchester United.

United’s all-time record goalscorer has done an admirable job with Derby County, despite suffering relegation from the Championship.

His side fought hard to avoid the drop to League One after being crippled by a 21-point deduction.

The Athletic claims Rooney told United he’d only leave Derby County for a no.1 role after being approached informally by the club.

This was first revealed by Stretty News a week ago.

Rooney will have no shortage of suitors after benefiting from his short spell in charge at Pride Park Stadium. His man management has been exceptional and it’s telling that the he is loved by the Derby County fans.

So far, we know that Mitchell van der Gaag will be joining Ten Hag as his assistant coach from Ajax, while Steve McClaren is rumoured to be close to returning to Old Trafford.

Robin van Persie is also in the running to return to the club.

It looks like the keyword around United at the moment is ‘change’, but as fans we need to see it from the very top of the club.

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