“There were snipers in the bushes” - Manchester United icon Wayne Rooney shares crazy experience of playing golf with Donald Trump

Manchester United icon Wayne Rooney shares crazy experience of playing golf with Donald Trump
Manchester United icon Wayne Rooney shares crazy experience of playing golf with Donald Trump

Manchester United icon Wayne Rooney has opened up about playing golf with former United States president Donald Trump. This happened when Rooney moved to the MLS to play for DC United, where he also managed after his retirement from the sport.

It is believed that Wayne Rooney got to spend some time with officials from the White House, thanks to his closeness to the capital city's club. This saw him get the opportunity to play golf with President Trump and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.

The Manchester United icon revealed to Gary Neville The Overlap (via GOAL):

“[The most famous person I’ve played golf with is] Donald Trump. The maddest thing about it was we had Giuliani in the buggy behind us, then there were about 50-100 golf buggies that were all security. There was a boat in the lake with snipers, there were snipers in the bushes and I was like, ‘What’s going on here?!’”

Wayne Rooney hung up his boots after playing in the Championship with Derby County. He went on to coach the club before making the switch to DC United. He then moved to Birmingham City where he managed just 15 games before unceremoniously getting sacked in January 2024.

The Englishman has returned to management this summer, becoming the manager of Plymouth Argyle.


Manchester United icon set to juggle two jobs after managerial appointment

Rooney has opened up about his plans to work as a pundit and a manager. After being sacked by Birmingham, the former striker began to work as a pundit for Sky Sports and even the BBC but has now landed a new managerial job.

The Englishman will need to work on his punditry during the European Championships while also preparing Plymouth for the upcoming season. Speaking to Argyle TV, the Manchester United icon explained his plans to juggle both jobs (via Manchester Evening News):

"It's really busy, every day now is a working day if you like whether that's here or with the children and obviously, I've got some commitments with the European Championships.
"Ultimately, every day is geared up to bring players in, working with the coaches on how we want to play and getting ready for pre-season training. It's a busy month, I'm excited about it but the exciting thing is pre-season and really getting to work with the players."

Rooney will be hoping he can improve his managerial record, having more losses (73) than wins (40) in his career.

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