Manchester United captain plans coaching career after retirement

Wayne Rooney told ESPN that he hopes to become a coach when he hangs his football boots

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has revealed that he is planning to become a manager when he retires from playing football.

At the age of 30, the thoughts of retiring must have been coming through the mind of the England international and he has admitted that he hopes for a career on the bench when that happens.

"I think as a player, and hopefully one day going into coaching, then you're always trying to pick up things, what teams are doing and, especially as you get a little bit older, you are trying to see how different teams are playing the game and how you feel you could counteract that. It's a different way of watching football and learning from it," he told ESPN.

Rooney and his teammates are preparing to face Barcelona in Santa Clara on Saturday, July 25.

While he hopes to become a coach after his football career, Rooney is expecting to become a father for the third time as his wife Coleen is expecting a baby in January 2016.

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