He insists that he's at fault for the Declan Rice saga, again denying the claim that Rice could have been tied down to Ireland if only O'Neill had used him in the World Cup qualifier at home to Moldova past year, just after the teenager had broken into the West Ham side.
"[United manager Jose] Mourinho came to me and said: 'I want you to lift the trophy.' I was like: 'Well, I didn't even play in the game", Rooney said. "But I have been back there a few times and I will be back over the Christmas period, at a game to watch them".
At the moment, it seems highly likely that United's only route to Champions League football next season will be through winning the competition - the top four is quickly slipping out of reach.
"He's a West Ham player, he's under contract at West Ham", Pearce told Sky Sports.
Matchday revenue fell 27.2 per cent to £16.3 million, as the team played two fewer games at Old Trafford than at the same stage previous year.
Maradona himself has had coaching spells as the head of the Argentinian national team - whom he led in an unsuccessful campaign at the World Cup in 2010 - as well as with clubs in the UAE.
The Manchester-born forward adores the club and the Red Devils would be loathed to lose one of their academy products.
However, he could have been much more useful had he been entrusted by Mourinho earlier in the season as all of his six goals have come in the last five league games, during which United have won thrice.
Rooney played his 120th and final game in an England shirt against the U.S. on Thursday, with the Three Lions winning 3-0 at Wembley in a game dedicated to his worldwide career and charity foundation.
"If you close it to a point where you are putting pressure on the leaders, it can make them look back and think "oh, they are on a great run".
United revenue of £135 million ($172 million) for what is termed the first quarter of 2019 was down from £143.7 million in the same period a year ago. "I think that whole situation is absolutely ludicrous". He's a young lad coming through, he's played in the under-19s, he's made a couple of substitute appearances for Southampton's first team and that's good.