Rooney wants to see out his playing days at United

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The England captain remains as important as ever at Old Trafford, where manager Jose Mourinho has given him a new lease of life by deploying him in a creative No 10 role.

Rooney has constantly been linked with moves to Major League Soccer, China and even a return to his boyhood club Everton, where he made his senior debut as a 17-year-old in 2002 before moving to United two years later.

But Rooney, who revealed he has started his coaching badges in preparation for a managerial career, says his heart is set on seeing out his playing days in Manchester.

The 30-year-old said: ‘I will have a year left at United then (in 2018, when he intends to retire from international football).

‘I’ve said to United I want to stay there, finish my career there, so it’s a case of sitting down with United when the time’s right.

‘I’ve still got three years left. When I speak to them I’ll have a better idea.’

On a career in management he added: ‘I’d like to, of course. I’ve spent my whole life playing football and I think it would be a shame to walk away from it completely.

‘I feel I’ve got a lot of experience behind me and when I do finish playing I would like to stay in the game at some level.

‘I’m doing my badges — it’s a long time. But I’m doing it and I’m enjoying it.’– Daily Mail

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