Rooney excited to play under Mourinho

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has expressed his excitement at the fact that he will be able to work with Jose Mourinho next season. 

Mourinho joined United last week and will succeed Louis van Gaal, who was sacked at the end of the recent season, in which the Red Devils won the FA Cup, but finished fifth in the Premier League.

There was talk of Rooney joining Chelsea to play under Mourinho when Alex Ferguson left United in 2013, but nothing came to fruition.

With the 30-year-old finally getting his wish to work with the Portuguese tactician, he is confident that Mourinho will turn United’s fortunes around after a couple of disappointing seasons.

“It’s exciting,” Rooney told reporters. “He’s one of the best managers in the world and obviously knows the Premier League really well.

“For myself and for the other Man United players it’s exciting times so I’m looking forward to it.”

Mourinho is set to take charge of United’s preseason, which begins on July 7, but Rooney may have to wait to meet the 53-year-old if England make it to the final of Euro 2016, which will be played on July 10.