But his future at Old Trafford has been in doubt this season as he has struggled to find form for the Red Devils.
And the 31-year-old has now revealed he is already making plans for when he eventually decides to retire.
Manchester United star Wayne Rooney wants to become a manager when he retires
"My whole life has been around football, and the minute I finish playing I would like to try and stay in the game and hopefully get the opportunity to manage," Rooney told the BBC.
"I think when you get a bit older you start to think a bit more about the game and it's something I'd love to do.
"Players who are playing in this generation do have enough money to not have to go into management, so the ones who want to do it will be successful."
Wayne Rooney sports new boots marking his 250th goal for Man United
Thu, January 26, 2017
Wayne Rooney has got some special boots marking his 250th goal for Manchester United
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Wayne Rooney reveals new boots to celebrate his 250th goal for Manchester United
Wayne Rooney is now Manchester United's record goalscorer with 250 goals
Rooney also revealed his pride at breaking Sir Bobby Charlton's record of 249 United goals last weekend.
“It was obviously a great moment for myself, a proud moment to get the record but it was nice that Bobby was there as he always is,” Rooney added.
“He came into the dressing room after the game and congratulated me. That meant a lot.
“It's only my eldest lad (Kai) who understands at the moment, and he came home and was trying to re-enact it, so it was obviously a proud moment for me to share that with my children.”