Wayne Rooney has insisted he is looking forward to working with new Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho was shown around Man United’s Carrington training ground on Monday after he was appointed as Louis van Gaal’s successor last week.
The Portuguese has won numerous trophies with the likes of Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Chelsea over the course of his career and there are high hopes for him among supporters at Old Trafford. Rooney praised his new manager in a recent press conference with England.
“He’s one of the best managers in the world. It’s an exciting time for Manchester United,” Rooney said.
“He knows the Premier League very well and I’m looking forward to it [working with Mourinho].”
Rooney’s position at United under Mourinho isn’t immediately clear. The captain played in midfield towards the end of the 2015/16 season, and he excelled, but it remains to be seen if Mourinho will keep him there.
Mourinho is a known admirer of Rooney – he tried to buy him while at Chelsea – and you’d think that he will be given a central role next season, wherever he fits into the side.
But Rooney’s immediate focus will be on the Euros with England this summer and Mourinho will no doubt be keeping an eye on the 30-year-old as he finalises his plans for the next campaign. Like Rooney says, it is certainly an exciting time to be a United supporter.