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Boxing Wayne Rooney: Amir Khan picks 'good fight' for Man Utd legend after 'argument'

Former world champion Amir Khan has chosen “the right fight” for Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney if he wants to make his boxing debut.

Since retiring from football in 2021, Rooney has focused primarily on management. He had spells at Derby County, DC United Birmingham City.

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His time at Birmingham City was a disaster as he was sacked in January after winning just two of his 15 games in charge.

Last month, The mirror claimed that Rooney had “had discussions” with Misfits Boxing and was “considering” fighting for the promotion.

Rooney is a huge fan of boxing and was infamously knocked out by former Man Utd defender and close friend Phil Bardsley during a training session in his kitchen.

The Man Utd legend has decided to throw cold water on these reports as he 'wants to focus on his return to management'.

“You never know. No, they have been in touch and asked the question, but I think at the moment I want to focus on getting back into management – ​​not boxing,” Rooney said during his appearance on The Stick to Football podcast.

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Asked who had been in contact, he added: “There have been a few. Obviously the Misifts were there, and it made headlines or whatever, but listen: I want to focus on getting back into management. It's my aim.

“I've seen everything (the headlines) over the last few days, but my main goal is to get back into football.”

“It's a very good, balanced fight…”

Those comments didn't stop retired boxer Khan from picking Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy as “the good fight” for Rooney.

Presumably, Vardy and Rooney don't get along very well as their respective wives were at the center of Wagatha Christie's legal battle. Khan believes this “argument” would make their fight “sell well.”

“Jamie Vardy is the right fight for Wayne Rooney, it’s a very good fight,” Khan told Gambling Zone.

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“They had the argument their wives had, what a fight that would make, it would sell well. They are also both about the same level. They are both novices. I would support Wayne because Wayne is more streetwise, he is more grounded.

“You don't want to put him in the ring with someone who could hurt him, or send messages and make him look stupid, it should just be someone to have a bit of fun, because some like Wayne Rooney could be really hurt.

“He’s not much of a boxer, so if he gets into the deep end too quickly, it could hurt his confidence and he could get injured.”

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