Wayne Rooney says he learnt ‘Absolutely Nothing’ from MLS All Stars’ game against Arsenal

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Wayne Rooney has admitted he has learned nothing from his time coaching the MLS All-Stars.

The Manchester United legend was in charge of the MLS All-Stars as they took on Arsenal in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday night.

Rooney’s MLS All-Star side was thrashed 5-0 by Arsenal on Wednesday night – and the DC United boss said he took ‘absolutely nothing’ away from a game which followed very little preparation for his mishmash group.

Speaking after the match, Rooney bemoaned the lack of opportunity he had had to work with his players. The All-Star team’s limited training sessions took place at National Mall – a landscaped park in the downtown area of the city.

It was hardly the ideal venue to train in, as the Manchester United legend explained.

“I didn’t want them training at the National Mall but that’s where we trained,’ he said. ‘We can’t do anything, we were willing to do head tennis. So we literally had no time to do any tactics whatsoever, Rooney said, per the Daily Mail.

“You put the players out there and hope that they can figure things out, and against a team like Arsenal that’s very difficult to do.”

Rooney was then asked what he had learned from the experience of being a coach in the All-Star game and couldn’t help chuckling as he gave his response.

“Absolutely nothing,” quipped Rooney – his reply summing up his general feeling towards the occasion.

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