Manchester United icon Wayne Rooney makes superb Celtic claim

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Celtic has been home to some absolute legends of the game over the years, many of whom represented the Hoops in the twilight of their careers. Now, it is no secret that the club cannot compete with many around Europe in terms of finances but despite that, they were a viable destination for many veterans even a couple of decades back.

That has become rarer in recent times as other leagues outside of Europe appear to have become more attractive destinations for legends in the last phase of their careers. Joe Hart retiring at Celtic is an exception and not the norm these days.

Wayne Rooney is someone who wishes he played for Celtic. But unfortunately, that never ended up happening.

Rooney was talking with Gary Neville on The Overlap. When asked which club he wished he played for in his career, Wazza named Celtic immediately.

Manchester United icon Wayne Rooney makes superb Celtic claim

Rooney is one of the best players in the history of the game. He is the highest goalscorer in the history of Manchester United and second for the England national team. Even then, one could argue that he somewhat underachieved and his career plateaued to a degree after a while. At one point, he was considered on par with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

It is safe to say that someone like Rooney would have been excellent addition for Celtic, even towards the end of his career. Even during his last season in the Premier League, with Everton, he managed to score 10 goals in the English top flight.

Rooney would then have stints at DC United and Derby County, before retiring and making the transition to management. It would be safe to say that he has had a shaky start to life as a manager and it remains to be seen whether things improve for him in that aspect.