Rooney was never shy of voicing his opinion to officials as a player, but believes it is a connection with fans that could be lost due to VAR even when stadiums are opened back up.
In accepting the manager's role, Derby said the iconic forward had "elected to call time on his illustrious playing career to fully focus on his job".
FA Cup: Defending champions Arsenal beat Newcastle in extra time; non-league Chorley shock virus-hit Derby County
Leicester rested Jamie Vardy and James Maddison at second-tier Stoke but still won 4-0 as James Justin, Marc Albrighton, Ayoze Perez and Harvey Barnes all netted.
Players at Premier League and English Football League games have been taking a knee since football restarted in June following the coronavirus shutdown.
EFL Championship: Former England coach Steve McLaren appointed technical director of struggling Derby
McClaren, 59, who had two spells as Derby manager, has returned to Pride Park following an agreement between owner Mel Morris and Derventio Holdings, who are set to complete a takeover of the club.
Derby said a deal “in principle” has been reached with Derventio Holdings Limited, which is controlled by Sheikh Khaled Zayed Bin Saquer Zayed Al Nayhan. He is the cousin of the owner of Manchester City, Sheikh Mansour.
Rooney was angry after his friend visited him at his home on Thursday to give him a watch even though he should have been self-isolating. The friend later returned a positive test.
EFL Championship: Derby County midfielder Tom Lawrence apologises for role in drink-driving incident
As well as the fine, Lawrence and Bennett have been told to serve an additional 80 hours of community and rehabilitation, which includes a drink aware course
EFL Championship: Derby County captain Richard Keogh ruled out of season after injuring knee in alcohol-related incident
Derby have said that the players involved would face internal disciplinary action and be expected to do work in the community as part of their punishment
Ashes 2019: Steve Smith returns for Australia's tour game against Derbyshire after suffering concussion in Lord's Test
Smith is set to make his Test comeback in next week's fourth Ashes match at Old Trafford provided he comes through this three-day fixture in Derby unscathed.
EFL Championship: Newly-appointed Derby County boss Philipp Cocu looks to build on Frank Lampard's foundation
48-year-old Philipp Cocu played at the highest level with Barcelona and the Netherlands, winning more than 100 caps, and won the Eredivisie title with PSV Eindhoven three times as a manager
Premier League: Derby free up Frank Lampard to begin negotiations with Chelsea for vacant managerial position
Lampard is Chelsea's record goalscorer after netting 211 goals from midfield between 2001 and 2014 at Stamford Bridge, where he won three Premier League titles, the Champions League and Europa League in a 13-trophy haul
EFL Championship: Football clubs issue several condemnations as rise in incidents of racist abuse plagues sport
Meanwhile, Northampton have also revealed that several of their players were allegedly abused ahead of their football match at Notts County as they went on a pre-match walk from the team hotel before the League Two game at Meadow Lane.
Championship club Leeds United hit with £200,000 fine and formally reprimanded over Derby 'Spygate' row
Leeds United have escaped a points penalty in their quest to be promoted to the Premier League after it was announced Monday they had been fined £200,000 ($259,000, 229,000 euros) and reprimanded for spying on their opponents.
FA Cup: Brighton enter fifth round as striker Glenn Murray's extra-time double seals victory against West Brom
Glenn Murray blasted Brighton into the FA Cup fifth round as the veteran striker's extra-time double sealed a 3-1 win at West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday.
FA Cup: Derby County dump struggling Southampton on penalties in third round replay heavily influenced by VAR controversy
Southampton's dismal season hit a new low as the Premier League strugglers were dumped out of the FA Cup by second-tier Derby after a penalty shoot-out on Wednesday.
English Football League agress five-year domestic broadcasting deal worth £595 million with Sky Sports
The EFL, which runs the second, third and fourth tiers of English football, said the deal was unanimously approved by its board, and that it is different to the provisional agreement made with the broadcaster last September.
League Cup: Chelsea beat Frank Lampard's Derby in Halloween showdown; Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur also victorious
Derby manager Lampard, one of Chelsea's greatest-ever players, felt his side deserved a draw on chances created but said he was a "lucky man" to be able to enjoy such an occasion.
Derby delight: From all-important Manchester derby to clash of Milan titans, big rivalries on show this week
From a Manchester derby that could end with Manchester City being crowned champions to a Milan derby that involves the fallen giants of Italian football vying for a place in next season's Champions League, on the cards, the fixtures couldn't have been better planned.