Man United legend Wayne Rooney has announced the next step in his career

Man United legend Wayne Rooney has announced the next step in his career

On Wednesday night, when his old team, Manchester United, play Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup fifth round, Wayne Rooney will work as a pundit for the BBC.

After nine losses in 15 games, which dropped Birmingham City close to the bottom of the Championship standings, Rooney was fired last month as manager of the team.

After retiring as a player, the 38-year-old coached Derby County, DC United, and Birmingham. However, his managerial career didn’t go as expected, and he is currently waiting for another opportunity.

Despite this, he has been kept busy with media appearances since his dismissal at St. Andrew’s.

The former United striker is ready to make his debut as a pundit to cover the FA Cup now.

Rooney will be watching the game from the studio at the City Ground. Following a dismal campaign, United’s sole chance to win a trophy this season is the FA Cup. Erik ten Hag desperately needs success in this competition to keep his job at Old Trafford.

Rooney stated when the BBC revealed on Monday that he will be contributing to punditry, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News:

“Watching the BBC’s coverage of the FA Cup every year was always very special growing up.

“I’m so excited to be joining up with the team to cover what will undoubtedly be an action-packed tie in this historic competition. Having played and managed in the competition, it’s great to be on the other side of the camera this time and hopefully I can bring some of that FA Cup experience to the coverage.”

The former striker is a fan favourite at Old Trafford for his illustrious career at the club. In 559 United games, Rooney scored 253 goals for the club. He scored more goals than any other player in the club’s history and left Old Trafford with several major trophies.

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