Wayne Rooney speaks on replacing Solskjaer as Man United boss

Wayne Rooney speaks on replacing Solskjaer as Man United boss

  • Wayne Rooney had been mooted for a coaching role at Man United after the exit of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
  • However, the former England international has reiterated he is only committed to his managerial job at Derby County
  • Rooney further expressed his sympathy at seeing Ole sacked, saying it makes him sad when a football manager is handed marching orders

Man United legend Wayne Rooney has revealed he is not in the run for a coaching role at Old Trafford following the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Derby County boss Wayne Rooney. Photo: Getty Images.
Wayne Rooney had been mooted for a coaching role at Man United after the exit of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Photo: Getty Images.
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United are in the market in search of a replacement for Solskjaer who was dismissed on Sunday, November 21.

The Norwegian was shown the door after a string of poor results - with his last outing in charge ending in a 4-1 frustrating defeat against lowly-ranked Watford.

Michael Carrick has already been named as the caretaker manager pending the appointment of someone else to take over in an interim capacity.

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However, Rooney, who had been cited for the role in some quarters has ruled out himself from the role, insisting he is only keen to get Derby through their current crisis.

Speaking on the rumours, the United icon who played alongside Solskjaer at some point in their careers expressed his sympathy at seeing the Norwegian sacked.

“Firstly, it's always sad when a manager loses his job, especially a former team-mate of mine. I feel for Ole. In terms of myself, I'm committed to this club until I'm told otherwise," Rooney said as quoted by The Sun.

The former England international went on to discuss his managerial future, divulging he is still committed to his role at Derby County.

“I'm Derby County manager and I'll keep working hard to get the best results on the pitch for this team," he added.

Pep sends Ole special message

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported Man City boss Pep Guardiola was complimentary of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after his sacking at Old Trafford.

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The Spaniard also took time to send Solskjaer his best wishes as he departs Old Trafford after nearly three years in charge.

"I wish him all the best. It was a pleasure to face him. He beat us more than I wanted," Pep said as quoted by Mirror UK.

Source: Sports Brief News