Rooney strikes Ten Hag friendship after Man Utd return

DC United coach Wayne Rooney has discovered a bond with Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag.

While Rooney has no official role with the Red Devils, he has been visiting the club’s training HQ in recent weeks.

The MLS season has concluded, with Rooney in England to visit his family on holiday.

Per The Sun, Rooney and ten Hag have been speaking regularly, with Rooney very impressed with what he’s learning from ten Hag.

The source said: “Wayne has met Eric and really likes him. He sees some of Sir Alex [Ferguson] in the new manager. He’s very single-minded, focused and determined and has a vision for where he wants to take the club.

“They both picked each other’s brains and Wayne, naturally, is keen to have the chance to soak up as much knowledge from more experienced managers. Erik was more than happy to share some advice and support.

“Wayne is still learning his craft but one day he’d love to be in Eric’s position and manage Utd. That would be his dream job and he will work flat out to get there.”