Wayne Rooney is eyeing a sensational return to Manchester United once he decides to hang up his boots.
The former England captain, 33, is currently enjoying a spell in the States with MLS outfit DC United but is already making plans for when he retires.
He is contracted to the American side until the end of next year and is believed to have decided that they will be the last team of his glittering playing career,
And according to The Sun , the legendary striker wants to form part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s coaching team – a potential switch that would complete a remarkable return to Old Trafford.
It is claimed that the footballer and wife Coleen have already decided that they want to return to England with their young family.
A source told the publication: “Wayne is already looking to the future and wants to remain in the game.
“He also wants to keep his family together and to do what is best for Coleen and their boys.
“So a job at United would be perfect. Wayne would like to one day move into coaching.
“Long-term, he would love to be a part of what Ole is creating.”
Rooney joined Manchester United in 2004 and stayed there for 13 seasons – winning five Premier League titles, one Champions League, one FA Cup, three League Cups and becoming the club’s all-time leading scorer with 253 goals.
He earned 119 caps for England – a national record for an outfield player – and in 2015 he surpassed Manchester United great Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record, ending his international career with 53 goals for his country.
Rooney moved to Everton from United but the return did not quite work out as planned and he was unable to help the club challenge for silverware, despite being their top scorer during the 2017-18 season with 11 goals in 40 matches across all competitions.