Wayne Rooney tipped to become Man Utd manager as former team-mate reveals ‘I’m pretty sure he will be’
FORMER Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has tipped Wayne Rooney to manage the club one day.
Rooney is a United legend and moved into management in 2020 when he took charge of Derby.
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PAThe former striker also believes Michael Carrick is capable of managing the Red Devils[/caption]
He narrowly failed to keep the Rams in the Championship after the cash-strapped Rams were given points deductions and he has since moved to the US where he manages DC United.
Wazza has won just seven of his 28 games in charge of the MLS side but they are in play-off contention this season.
And Berbatov believes his former team-mate has what it takes to manage United in the future.
He told Betfred: “Not many players from my time at Manchester United have actually gone into management, but in my opinion, Wayne Rooney would like to be a future Manchester United manager and I’m pretty sure he’s going to be.
“He’s currently paying his dues in club management at the moment, gaining vital experience and getting better and better, so I’m pretty sure he will manage Manchester United one day.”
Berbatov also identified another former team-mate as a potential Red Devils manager – Michael Carrick.
The midfielder took over at Middlesbrough earlier this season and propelled Boro up the league to finish fourth in the Championship in what is his first permanent managerial job.
Carrick previously worked at United as assistant boss to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who claims Carrick has the potential to be the main man in the Old Trafford dugout.
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Berbatov praised his intelligence, saying: “I’m sure Michael Carrick would also like to be Manchester United manager in the future.
“Anybody would want to manage the club they love, and he’s currently doing very well at Middlesbrough.
“Michael was a very intelligent player on the pitch, a midfield maestro, and he’s showing everybody that he’s a very intelligent manager too.”