Transfer market: Rooney turned down Ten Haag assistant job at Manchester United

By appointing Eric ten Haig to the Manchester United bench the following season, the directors tried to pair him with club legend Wayne Rooney on the Derby County bench. But according to The Athletic, the latter declined.

It may only be a matter of time, but Wayne Rooney (36) would not immediately return to Manchester United, where he spent thirteen years (2004–2017). According to The Athletic, the leaders of the Red Devils have offered the top scorer in the club’s history (253 goals) to become an assistant to Erik ten Haag, who has been officially appointed to the bench for the next season. But the former player, who is now Derby County’s manager, declined the offer.

Van Persie’s name also cited

Despite his team’s relegation to League One (he left with a 21-point handicap and without a chance of relegation), Rooney did not wish to leave the club until he attained the No. Manchester United is studying several methods for the next staff training. Ten Haag will be accompanied by his right hand Mitchell van der Gogh.

Former England manager Steve McLaren is one of the key players to join the pair. Another former club star Robin van Persie’s name is also mentioned, but he would not be able to obtain a work permit to perform such duties.


Rooney spoke about Ten Haig’s appointment on the sidelines of the Premier League Hall of Fame on Thursday night. And that validates the election. “It’s a huge job and it’s good to see that they’ve now hired a manager who should have some time,” he said. I’m sure they’ll let him rebuild the team. Because it has to happen. The fans Have to be a little patient with that because it’s not going to change overnight or as fast as you’d like.”

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“They’ll have to have a little patience until they see the progress the players are working on and playing for the shirt, hopefully a role in the title chase over the next three years. That’s where United fans have to be realistic.”

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