Man United's Wayne Rooney working on coaching badges to be manager

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has reiterated his plans to go into management, confirming he is currently undergoing his coaching qualifications.

Rooney, 31, is contracted with United until 2019 and became the club's all-time record goal scorer with his equaliser at Stoke on Saturday, surpassing Sir Bobby Charlton.

Speaking at a Football Writers' Association dinner to celebrate the England striker's achievements, Rooney said: "I've publicly said before I'd like to go into management.

"Obviously I'd have to complete my badges, which I'm doing at the minute.

"I feel it'd be a shame to have the knowledge I feel I have about football and walk away from it once I've finished playing."

Upon receiving the award, Rooney added: "I'm humbled to be here and to receive this award. As a football player it's great to receive awards and to get records like I did yesterday.

"The reaction to the record has been great and I thank everyone for their messages. For people to send me messages yesterday, mostly across social media but also some private ones, was brilliant and I really appreciate them all."

Last week, Rooney's former England teammate Steven Gerrard returned to Liverpool to become the club's academy coach, with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp backing the midfielder to go on and be a manager.

Ex-England and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has also previously voiced his desire to one day manage the Blues.